Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The pit bull of the Bloggy-Sphere, Bane, has passed away after a long illness.

Other bloggers - Rob Smith comes to mind - may have been irascible, but Bane could be downright scary. You got the feeling that there was sudden violence lurking just under the surface of the Baneskin.

Love and seething fury. All of us have both, but most of us try not to acknowledge the delicate balance - the dynamic tension - that sometimes exists between the two. But Bane was proud of it. He thrived on it. And it fueled some remarkable writing.

He spawned at least one unlikely blogdaughter - unlikelier still is the fact that she is a schoolmate of mine. Another Minor Mystery o’ Life.

Ave atque vale, Bane. You will be missed.

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