Monday, November 30, 2009

Tanta One Year Later

Calculated Risk notes that Tanta passed away a year ago.  Although I never knew her, I read her postings over there with as much delight as anyone, and teared up on a number of occasions when the sad news of her passing first came out, and again tonight being reminded of it.  Such a lively, funny, authentic writer.  And so much to teach us.

I'm struck though, by her life course.  I am guessing that she touched far more people, and had a larger impact on the world, as a result of her blogging at Calculated Risk than she ever did in the earlier phase of her professional life.  So her choices of how to handle her life after receiving a diagnosis that ended up fatal greatly increased the meaning of her life.  It's inspiring.

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