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I just received word that Meteor Blades nearly died last week. He had a pulmonary embolism, and his heart had stopped beating until an ER team revived him.

His recovery is expected to take months, and as such, he will be taking time off from guest blogging on the site. The choice is an obvious one -- he needs to focus on getting better. So here's wishing him well on the road to recovery. I'm trying to find out where we can send flowers or an Amazon wishlist so does of us who want to send him a little get-well gift or note can do so.

Update: Meteor has written a diary on the subject. He also said he didn't want anything sent to him. He'd rather you guys spend money on defeating Republicans or donating to the Native American Rights Fund (his favorite cause).

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 01:49 PM PST.

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  •  Yowza (4.00)
    It's been a really bad week. First Peter Ustinov, then Alistair Cooke, and now this news. Do let us know where to send well-wishes and good thoughts.

    Michael - Bush/Cheney '04: Please change horsemen: We're in mid-Apocalypse!

    by musing85 on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 01:53:07 PM PST

  •  What terrible news (none)
    I'd been wondering where his smart comments went.  Meteor, if you're reading, get well soon.

    "Freedom is Everyday Low Prices" Graffiti 2003/Anonymous

    Georgia Politicos click here <

    by dbratl on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 01:54:39 PM PST

  •  meteor (4.00)
    All the best to you, meteor, and here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery.
  •  Best Wishes for a Speedy and Complete Recovery! (4.00)
    This Kossack's thoughts go out to him and his family.  Please put info on where to send flowers or the URL of his giftlist on the front page when you know it.

    An idea whose time has come has no time to waste—T.W. Adorno

    by scissorsmacgillicutty on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 01:56:23 PM PST

  •  Best Wishes (4.00)
    Sending all the best to MB and hopes for a smooth recovery.
  •  Please Recover (4.00)
    And Get well soon!!!!!!!!!

    I am glad he survived the embolism, as that can be a quick killer.  For once, lucky.

    Meteor Blades is one of the few people who have been around, nearly forever, and know the score. I have appreciated his commentary, and look forward to seeing more of it.

    Walter L Battaglia
    Davis, Calif

    ... one of the old boys ...

    •  No kidding (none)
      People don't usually survive what Meteor had. It's pretty obvious that the good lord felt he still had work to do down here.

      I support Brett Wagner for Congress because Elton Gallegly must go.

      by Devin on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:14:11 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Warrior Call (none)
        ...the good lord, or the Great Spirit.

        Meteor Blades, you're one of the bravest, most insightful, and simply coolest people I've ever had the fortune to read.

        I'll go into the wild to respectfully pick a few leaves of sage -- I know where some grows.  I will sing to the Great Spirit, and burn the sage as a smoke offering for your recovery of health.

        I want to read your first novel, so pull through, Master Blades.

        And one idea to suggest.  Consider recording an oral history of your battles, from the Civil Rights era till now.  We can have your stories, whether in mp3 or transcribed form, to inspire young warriors in the people's and planet's cause.

        Hear it? The Oracle cries the demise of He-Who-Lies. And the rise... of civil America.

        by Civil Sibyl on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 05:13:26 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Excellent idea, Sibyl (none)
          Meteor Blades is my favorite thread-poster here, next to kos. That last post about the Civil Rights era was one I had to paste and copy onto my blog. Favorite part? Spending two nights in jail, laughing his ass off, with Abby Hoffman.

          What a memory to have. Thanks so much for sharing it, and stick around, MB. We need to hear the rest of it, too.

  •  Get well, Meteor Blades!! (none)
    Relax and don't think about politics!
  •  We will miss him... (none)
    ...while he's recovering. Meteor, when you're well enough to read this, best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery and a comfortable respite.

    I support Brett Wagner for Congress because Elton Gallegly must go.

    by Devin on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 01:59:19 PM PST

  •  Holy Shit! (none)

    Thankfully, there's a recovery to be had.. Get well, Mr.Blades.

    "If you're going to make an accusation... you ought to back it up with facts." -G.W.Bush

    by dc on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 01:59:42 PM PST

  •  Take care and get well soon (none)
    We'll keep the form fields warm until you get back.

    In the meantime, take advantage of bedtime and catch up on your DVDs. Maybe the entire Buffy series or all of Kurosawa. Pick a nice fat book that you've put off for years. Maybe knitting. I hear all the hip kids are doing it.

    Rest well and take your time.

  •  A wishlist item for M.B. (4.00)
    President Kerry.
  •  Meteor Blades (none)
    Meteor Blades... slow down to a speeding bullet and get well.
  •  Get Well Soon (none)
    My prayers are with you, MB.  

    My Jerry Maguire Moment: Kerry had me at "scary crooked liars."

    by Delaware Dem on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:02:50 PM PST

  •  A shock (4.00)
    It's curious how much you can come to care about the welfare of a person you know only by a pseudonym over the internet.

    Or... is it? Aren't our written words as real an expression of our selves as anything else we do? In some important ways, I know Meteor Blades far better than I know the person I share an office with.

    Thank goodness for good emergency medical care. May he recover quickly and completely... Oh dear -- I hope he has adequate insurance!

    Er, we'd really like you guys to go back to being a GOOD influence on us.

    by Canadian Reader on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:03:36 PM PST

    •  Written Word (none)
      If we're skilled and very attentive, sometimes it's through the written word that we present the best possible version of who we are.  And when he's at his best, Meteor Blades is one of the best.
    •  Couldn't agree more (none)
      In this day, when fewer and fewer seem to be able to express themselves well in writing, Meteor's essays have been a real breath of fresh, thought-provoking air.

      Speediest of recovery.

    •  His decency (none)
      shows through in every post he writes and makes all of his readers better people. Regardless of whether I agree or disagree with his posts, they always pull me back to the place I want to be in these discussions, which is somewhere above politics and argument.

      I hope his recovery is speedy and uneventful.

  •  Get Well, Comrade (none)
    You gotta keep the stress level down until you build up your strength, so lay off the newspapers, TV news and blogs for a while.  
  •  Channel some... (none)
    ...good, positive, get well, good karma vibes and nice mojo from all of us bloggers, lurkers, and long time fans!
    Get well Meteor, and fast!

    Bush is so funny, he really kills!

    by MichaelPH on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:04:05 PM PST

  •  MB is one of my favorites... (none)
    Get well soon!!!!
  •  Best wishes... (none)
    ...for a smooth and speedy recovery!   We look forward to your return.
  •  Hang in there, MB... (none)
    sending mega mojo to you and yours.

    Things like this and my mom going under the knife (lung surgery) this morning really puts all this petty political crap in perspective...

    "You can't cross-examine a dog." -- Judge Alfred Delucci

    Prune the Shrub!

    by Cali Scribe on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:06:07 PM PST

    •  Just read the update (none)
      Once my paycheck hits the account, funds going out to the DNC.

      Let's hope they can produce a better Flash movie; maybe they should find whoever did Arianna Huffington's during the California recall; some of them were pretty awesome.

      "You can't cross-examine a dog." -- Judge Alfred Delucci

      Prune the Shrub!

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 03:16:40 PM PST

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  •  Best wishes Meteor (none)
    You are truly one of the shining lights on this board, and your always original perspective and insights will be sorely missed.  Get well soon!  Fortunately, if one survives the embolism, the condition can usually be treated with drugs.  Get lots of rest!

    Whatever you can do or dream, begin it, for boldness has power, and genius, and magic in it. -Goethe

    by Mimikatz on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:08:05 PM PST

  •  Get Well (none)
    Fridays will not be the same.
  •  Meteor (none)
    Sending you prayers from here.

    This is quite alarming, first Steve Gilliard, now MB.  Is there something about being a Kos guest poster that is inherently dangerous?

  •  Best wishes Meteor (none)
    You are truly one of the shining lights on this board, and your always original perspective and insights will be sorely missed.  Get well soon!  Fortunately, if one survives the embolism, the condition can usually be treated with drugs.  Get lots of rest!

    Whatever you can do or dream, begin it, for boldness has power, and genius, and magic in it. -Goethe

    by Mimikatz on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:09:18 PM PST

  •  Ugh (none)
    Best wishes for speedy recovery.

    "How do you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake?" -John Kerry, 1971

    by Demise on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:09:27 PM PST

  •  best wishes (none)
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    I had a heart attack in December, which for me was extremely illuminating in terms of my overeall health picture.  Since I am only in my low 30's, naturally it was quite shocking to me, but it allowed me to take every measure I could to deal with my health issues to insure that this doesn't happen again.  I have never felt better and have never been fitter, and this is only 3 1/2 months out.

    I'm not sure I know what the root causes of a pulmonary embolism are, but if there is something underlying that you can fix, then hopefully it will be a blessing in disguise, as my heart attack was for me.

    •  I sat up.. (none)
      ...and took serious notice at your post. I'm 34 and have been told that my cholesterol level shouldn't be like a bowling score (300 ain't perfect, and it was getting near it)... So since last summer I've been excercising (martial arts for mind/body) and cutting the extra fat out of the diet...
      Heart disease has run in my family, but those sad examples never took care of themselves in the least.

      Here's to good health and happily living to 120 years!

      Bush is so funny, he really kills!

      by MichaelPH on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 03:00:01 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Best wishes for a speedy recovery MB (none)
    I'm sad to hear of your health troubles, but glad that you've pulled through the worst of it. Our community isn't the same without you! Get well soon!

    "What is the purpose of life? To be the eyes, ears, and conscience of the Creator of the Universe, you fool". - Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

    by edverb on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:11:09 PM PST

  •  Get Well Soon... You are Missed! (none)
     -- from your extended dKos blogging family! Our thoughts are with you and your family.
  •  At least he HAS a heart! (none)
    Unlike Dick Cheney, whose "episodes" are actually brain farts. Rest up and get back to blogging speed--we will need you around for the victory celebration this November!
  •  Get well soon MB (none)
    God, I skipped over the word "nearly" in the first sentence upon first read. Reading the second sentence made me re-read the first.

    An address or Amazon wishlist would be great if you can find it, kos. And please keep us updated. I always look forward to MB's posts, hopefully he'll be back sharing his insights soon!

    Best wishes to both him and his family...

    Kerry Cabinetmaker (NEC Director): vote for the shadow cabinet every week until the convention!

    by thirdparty on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:12:31 PM PST

  •  Oh shit (none)
    I hope he get better soon. He's awesome.

    If you like this comment, then you'll love my weblog.

    by praktike on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:14:25 PM PST

  •  Damn (none)
    Get well MB - your one of the best on the net, and your country needs you.
  •  Life is ephemeral... (none)
    Get better, Meteor.  May your experience serve as a reminder to us all that we are here but for a short stay.

    We should make the most of it.

    Look forward to seeing your posts soon!

  •  Gilliard and MB (none)
    Both Gilliard and MB in the hospital? I hope no one is trying to tell us something!

    Get well soon MB.

    BushOut.TV - 2004 campaign ad news and views

    by LFinMN on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:22:35 PM PST

  •  MB is one of our stars (none)
    and I'm looking forward to having it shine bright again.

    Our thoughts and prayers are for a complete recovery, no matter how long it takes.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:23:08 PM PST

  •  I'll add my best wishes ... (none)
    To everyone else's.

    Get well soon, Meteor! In the meanwhile, we'll miss you!

    -- Rick Robinson

    John Kerry - Elitist New England Liberal Mekong Delta River Rat

    by al Fubar on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:23:18 PM PST

  •  How scary (none)
    for meteor and family.

    How fortunate for all of us that he was revived.

    I hope as he recovers he comes to visit from time to time, though I don't know exactly if dkos is an impediment to recovery or a treatment.  

    Meteor and family:

    The most positive of thoughts for a full recovery.  If it helps to know you have support and admiration from those who know you only 'virtually', you have it in abounding qualities from me.

    "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." -- Martin Vanbee

    by a gilas girl on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:24:21 PM PST

    •  perfect (none)
      i couldn't have said it better myself, a gilas girl.

      MB - sending you and your family and friends lots of healing vibes.  be well soon my friend.

      There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadilloes. - Jim Hightower

      by anna on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:29:06 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  preview is your friend (none)
    'quantitites' not qualities.

    "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." -- Martin Vanbee

    by a gilas girl on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:26:03 PM PST

  •  Last week? (none)
    Was it hearing someone appoligising for the 9/11 failures?

    Get well fast. We're going to need your rational thoughts in about 6 months, if not sooner.

  •  Holy Crap!! (none)
    I mis-read the first line and thought that we had lost Meteor Blades.
    MB is definately OS DK.  
    Get well, my friend.
  •  My God! (none)
    I feel like I've just taken a shot to the solar plexus.

    Get well, MB, your wisdom and level-headed attitude has helped keep me sane through many a frenzied comment thread.  We'll all miss your presence here, but get your health back.  That's all that matters.

    "Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together." - Edmund Burke

    by JJB on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:28:51 PM PST

  •  Get well (none)
    Get well, get well soon
    We want you to get well

    Get well, get well soon
    We want you to get well

    --- Bush is losing.

    by grytpype on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:30:18 PM PST

  •  Care (none)
    Yes, as someone mentioned above, it is funny how much you care about these people I on the blog.  I was so proud of Kos from the pictures at the unity pictures... he was representing all of us.

    MB I will miss your posts, and I wish the best for your recovery.  Let Kos know if you need anything from us.  I am sure a MB bat is not out of the question!

  •  MB -- if you're reading this, (none)
    then you already know hom much we miss you.  Get well soon, but take your time.  We'll be here waiting for you.

    Holding my nose for the Democratic Party since 1984.

    by Passing Shot on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:34:23 PM PST

  •  Get well (none)
    I shall sacrifice a small furry animal on his behalf.
  •  Could he use help with medical bills? n/t (none)
  •  Nothing concentrates the mind ... (none)
    ... like being shot at and missed.

    I look forward to MB's eventual return and newly acquired perspectives.

    Meanwhile there's just as much to do, and one less pair of hands to do it. Let's pick it up, people!

  •  I say we send... (none)
    ...as many 4's Meteor's way on these posts for some good mojo.
    Send some good mojo to Meteor, rate these posts 4's. Symbolic gesture, but good karma is good karma.

    Bush is so funny, he really kills!

    by MichaelPH on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:40:21 PM PST

  •  Yikes! (none)
    My heart nearly stopped when I first glanced at this story. Get better and take it easy for as long as needed, MB. We want you back.

    Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely in my name.

    by A Texan in Maryland on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:41:56 PM PST

  •  Meteor (none)
    Your wonderful posts will be sorely missed so here's sending you lots of love and good wishes until you are back with us again. And please let us know via Kos or your loved ones if there is anything we here in the community can do to help.
  •  MB - you are one of the best -- (none)
    right up there with Billmon, Steve Soto and Steve G.

    Please get well soon: first for your real family and at a distant second for the dKos community that values your words, insights and generous spirit.

  •  sometimes I wish I prayed (none)
    Count me among the people who misread the first sentence and freaked.  Much as I love just about every post here, one by Meteor Blades is always a special treat and I'll really miss his presence here.  Please keep letting us know how he's doing.
  •  MB (none)
    Well, I'm going to reveal a first on these boards...and don't tell your wife...I, Pacifica, have had a virtual crush on your Seminole self.  So, in order to keep my own heart healthy, it's important yours is. You're a wise soul and I respect you more than I can say.  Rest.  I look forward to your return.  Love you guy.

    Some Bushes are toxic.

    by pacifica on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:52:08 PM PST

  •  I'm not a praying woman (none)
    but I am focusing my thoughts on Meteor Blades and his family, and sending thanks to the people who revived him.

    May he heal quickly and well.

  •  One heroic dude? (none)
    I remember reading somewhere that Meteor Blades did some great deeds during the civil rights struggle in the 1960s.  Does anyone know more about this and what he did?  
  •  get well soon (none)
    Keep the faith and get well. We all look forward to your return to posting here at DK!

    http://www.thepostgame.blogspot.com

    by jdavidson2 on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 02:57:20 PM PST

  •  Get Well Soon Meteor Blades ! (none)
    :-)
  •  He's long been a favorite on the blog. (none)
    I've enjoyed reading your many posts and am very sympathetic to your native american committment.  [OK, I'm a wannabe!]

    Glad to hear you survived and wish you a speedy and full recovery.  We all look forward to reading your postings in the future.  But like someone above suggested, keep your blood pressure under control: lay off the politics!

    Best wishes and then some.

  •  Hey Meteor Blades (none)
    You take care of yourself and come back to us. You're an inspiration.

    ~"WARNING: If we keep moving toward the candidate getting the softest mainstream media treatment, we'll end up supporting Bush." Jeff Cohen, commondreams.org~

    by incertus on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 03:21:27 PM PST

  •  Get well soon (none)
    We need your voice.  Take care and get better.

    Fire President George W. Bush!

    by JimO on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 03:48:10 PM PST

  •  I only have 8 minutes ... (4.00)
    ...left of the two hours my doctor allows me to be on the Internet each day, soooooo ...

    Thanks to all of you for your good wishes. I don't know if my doctor allows tears as part of my recovery regimen, but what can I do? You all are too kind.

    Three comments:

    Thanks to the fact my wife works under the protection of a tough educators' union, her employer has been "terrorized" into providing 100% health coverage for all her dependents. No deductible. My total co-pay was $50 at the emergency room. Even my drugs are covered at the 90% level.

    For everyone who insists on making a donation, I DO have a favorite. It's the Native American Rights Fund.

    Some people insist on calling me a "hero" for my past political activism. I appreciate the flattery, but please. That word is way too diluted in our age. Every time I see it used promiscuously, it gives me a twinge because real heroism is made paler.

    And y'all know that my system can't handle any twinges right now.

    "All those people who hate America love Michael Moore." - Bill O'Reilly

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 03:50:03 PM PST

    •  Healing Thoughts (none)
      Like several people here, I missed the "nearly" for a split second and my heart went thud in my chest. Thankfully I am a crappy speed reader and you are still here with us!

      I don't know about the word "hero", but I do know that you have the courage of your convictions. You are a man of profound integrity, decency, kindness, consistency, and thoughtfulness. I'll take a man like that over a hero any day.

      I am very, very glad that we get to keep you around, but especially glad that your family still has you. Even if you never come back here I am happy knowing that. Although of course like everyone else here, I really, really want to hear from you! In the meantime, I am very glad to see that you are scrupulously listening to your doctor's orders. Keep doing that. I don't want to see you back here until you are 100% ready :)

      Sending you all the good thoughts I can ~~~~~~~>

      ===*   =-> =->

      ("Meteor Blades" - a very bad ascii representation)
      (almost as bad as my speed reading)

    •  Oh, Meteor... (none)
      Get well, brother.  We need you before the end is here.  You have done so much.  I can't contribute to what has already been said before, and more eloquently, by other posters, but your writing moves me in a way that almost no other writer on the Internet can.  Your call to action shall be answered.  I almost count you as a role model (not quite).

      Bobby Kennedy said, "Some men see things as they are and say why?  I dream things that aren't and say, why not?"  For having the courage to continue to dream through this nightmare, I salute you, comrade.

      Born in '87 with a Hart for President button on!

      by teenagedallasdeaniac on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 11:02:48 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  29yr old Blogger sent to hospital this week, too (none)
    down but not for the count....

    http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/

    Hungry is a mighty fine sauce. - SOUTHERN FOLK SAYING

    by jillian on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 03:51:06 PM PST

  •  Get Well (none)
    Besh wishes

    'Careful man, I've got a beverage here'

    by Dem Vet on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 04:07:42 PM PST

  •  Get Well Soon (none)
    The world is a better place when you're at 100%.
  •  Oh Man.... (none)
    ...just this morning I was wondering where MB's insightful comments and diaries had gone.  When I read the news I got the shivers and had tears come to my eyes.  No sh*t.  And I don't even know MB, just his comments.  The blog is a family (sometimes dysfunctional, but still a family) and MB is our wise uncle.

    Meteor, get better soon!  All my best thoughts and love go out to you.  

    Jennifer Montgomery
    Soda Springs, CA

  •  Not so fast, Meteor (none)
    There's a saying that goes something like....you are here on earth to do some work.....whatever your life's work is...and you don't get to leave until it's done. Guess you got more work to do....Meteor. And please, we will contribute to the Native American Rights fund, but some of us would also like to send you something...just for you.

    Thanks for your Kos contributions and your activism. We need you to hang around.

    hester

  •  Blades: (none)
    You don't get to slip away just yet. Besides, you have to stick around to see the thrilling conclusion to this latest battle in the culture wars we have been fighting since the sixties. C'mon back soon!

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 05:28:40 PM PST

  •  You'll be missed (none)
    You're in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.  You're loved around here.
  •  What they said (none)
    I want to associate myself with all of the MB love. I love you too!

    PS: I wish my doctor would limit me to 2 hours on the internet a day. If so, I would be so productive otherwise...(not as well informed, but productive).

  •  Meteor Blades (none)
    May the Great Spirit hold you in the cup of His  hand and may He breathe into you the blessing of great health and many, many years. Peace, brother.

    Fortuna adjuvat fortes.

    by Dongi on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 06:56:22 PM PST

  •  Get well soon and hurry back to us MB (none)
    You are a wise and soulful person MB, I feel as though I know you even though I've only read your words on a computer screen.  Thank you for your insight and passion.  My best wishes for a full and swift recovery, and I'm making some further campaign contributions today to progressive Democrats around the country in your honor.

    I don't belong to any organized political party, I'm a Democrat--Will Rogers

    by Dancing Larry on Tue Mar 30, 2004 at 06:59:39 PM PST

  •  Holy Crap (none)
    Get well soon, Meteor Blades. As others said, don't stress too much because you're offline and can't post. Your health is the most important.
    We miss you, as we missed Steve Gilliard a couple of months ago. Yet we're lucky and thankful that you both survived and are headed for full recovery.
  •  Take Care (none)
    First it was SteveG, then BartCop gets cancer, now this?! Sheesh.

    Bonne Chance MB.

  •  best wishes MB (none)
    Dodging a bullet can be a life changing event.  Fortunately for us MB has not lost his wit or his inner fire.
  •  You duh Man (none)
    Hang in there Meteor. You are a political hero and we we need all the political heroes we can get.
  •  hang in there, man (none)
    the whole world's wishing you well!
  •  What's Happening Here...!!! (none)
    First, it was Gilliard we thought we were going to lose down there, amongst the saner voices in U.S. America, and then Meteor Blade up and pulls this. It's as if to prove the really good ones are hard to hang onto, and keep wanting to slip away from us.

    Hang in there, brother. There's no one, absolutely no one out there I hold in higher esteem than yourself. Get better. Your country, being "the people" of that land, and we in the "concerned broader community" out here, still need your voice and wise counsel. The many directional threads and past experiences out of which you come has still many valuable things to say.

    Take care. My thoughts and concerns go out to you.

  •  MB, (none)
    It's a tremendous privilege sharing server space with you.  Your writing is suffused with humanity, and you write about things that will still matter when the election season is a distant (but hopefully happy) memory.

    Rest deeply.  Laugh often!  We'll be here when you're ready.

    Love ya, man.

    (NARF donation on the way)

    Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. -- Ambrose Bierce

    by OkieByAccident on Wed Mar 31, 2004 at 03:11:29 AM PST

  •  get well meteor! (none)
    Meteor, you have always illuminated the scrolling digital pages of Kos with his impassioned and articulate posts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    "Scrutinize the bill, it is you who must pay it...You must take over the leadership." - Brecht

    by pedestrian xing on Wed Mar 31, 2004 at 08:39:43 PM PST

  •  get well meteor! (none)
    Meteor, you have always illuminated the scrolling digital pages of Kos with your impassioned and articulate posts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! We need you!

    "Scrutinize the bill, it is you who must pay it...You must take over the leadership." - Brecht

    by pedestrian xing on Wed Mar 31, 2004 at 08:44:29 PM PST

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