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.