We've lost a powerful force in the blogging community.
Allen Reinertsen, of Goodstuff's Cyber World, passed away yesterday.
I'd only known him - virtually - for a few years, but we often shared articles. He'd frequently link to my cosplay pieces or humorous posts, while I'd quote or link to him on occasion.
His blog, and later his Facebook presence, was a hub around which numerous disparate bloggers orbited, from all across the political spectrum, primarily united by an appreciation of cheesecake and the absurdity of life.
I always enjoyed Allen's love of science, his passion for the quirkiness of '40s/'50s Americana, and his admiration of cute animals.
His energy will be missed.
My thoughts are with his family at this awful time.