Back in the early days of blogging, twelve years ago for me, it was a much smaller, much more connected world. It felt like we were living next together rather than separated as we were by, in some cases, thousands of miles. We built up some pretty close friendships that in most cases have lasted to this day.
I was therefore really sad to hear through that network of the illness of one of our number, Michael O’Connor Clarke, with esophageal cancer cancer. The challenges he and his family now face just serve to remind me of how fragile life is and how important our friends are.
If you want to help, his friends have set up a support page here.