I'm not sure how many of the folks who find this were around in the beginning. I have mentioned Erik Panyko here before, but only in passing. I haven't given him the time he has deserved. He was a part of this as it started: He picked the name with us. He drank by the pool with us and plotted and loved and practiced and worked. He belonged.
Eric passed last weekend. I'm confident he's at peace. It is those of us left here who are hurting, now.