Mostly because I’m trying to figure out if the report of Ric Locke’s death is true or not. (His hometown newspaper has not reported his obit, which if he died on Tuesday, it should have.)
Part of me hopes very much it’s not true and that he’ll come by to tell me so. I know lung cancer is a horrible disease, but people do recover, and I’d been looking forward to seeing him again at Fencon.
Right now, not being absolutely certain is worse than knowing, processing and grieving, so I’m left in the air.