Obsidian Wings blogger G’Kar (a huge Babylon 5 fan, if that wasn’t already obvious) has died in Iraq, killed by small arms fire, apparently just yesterday. He (real name Andy Olmsted) left behind a final post in the event of his death that, it should probably go without saying, is worth a read. If you have any doubts that computers and blogging make people less social, less human, less empathetic… lay them to rest here.
It’s a minor part of the whole, but it’s worth mentioning that it also looks like Olmsted was yet another non-believer to die in a foxhole, fighting for our country without any bribe of eternal reward other than wanting to do the right thing. We need more people like that in the world, be they religious or no, and unfortunately now we have one less of them instead.