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March 17, 2007

Sad News

There is some expected but very sad news today: Arthur Silber's sister died yesterday morning at 63, just weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Arthur has written about her here.

Arthur is one of the most unusual and insightful voices online, and I hope everyone who admires his writing can stop by today to leave their condolences.

Posted at March 17, 2007 04:24 PM | TrackBack

That was a beautiful eulogy for your sister. Surely she would have loved it. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at March 17, 2007 11:52 PM

I don't think it's useful for people like me -- who have never heard of Arthur Silber, let alone his sister -- to post condolences on his web site.

Posted by: Danny Sleator at March 18, 2007 09:05 AM

Danny - since you comment, I feel inclined to comment back - by asking you to reread part of a sentence from our host Jon -

I hope everyone who admires his writing can stop by today to leave their condolences.

I agree with you that your condolences may not be useful - but wish to explicitly point out that they were not solicited, either.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at March 18, 2007 06:47 PM

I'm an admirer of his writing and offer my condolences.

Posted by: Jean at March 19, 2007 03:56 AM

So am I and so do I.

Posted by: Anna in Portland (was Cairo) at March 20, 2007 12:06 AM

I only discovered Arthur's blog a couple of weeks ago and found his writings to be powerful and timely. Apparently we cannot add comments on his blog but I hope that he follows this blog and reads my expression of deepest sympathy for his loss.


Posted by: hizzhoner at March 20, 2007 09:18 AM