(Yes, I should be in bed, but it's a dog thingy. While I wait for them.....)
Long time reader might remember when I shared a very personal story about my brother's suicide. Tim at Slope of Hope has had some guest posters recently. While I had no intention of being a contributor, I stumbled upon that post while rummaging around in my archives. It occurred to me that it might be a post of value. So I sent it to Tim (who I call Toshi!). It is word for word the post I wrote here (including my imprudent use of the f-word, not once but twice).
I see a couple of comments asking if I'm the Leisa who used to post on Bill Cara's blog. The answer is yes. I used to comment extensively there, on Tim's blog, Barry Ritholtz's blog and Roger Nusbaum's blog. Each of those places gave me an opportunity to write my meager thoughts. Bill Cara and Nona 2000 (who, introduced me to several blogs) were particularly encouraging of me in my efforts to start a blog. I wrote before Tim or Bill became blogging rock stars and their comments section a veritable Woodstock.