Just happened to be scouring the web and while at Outside.in learned of the passing away of Robert Guskind whose blog the Gowanus Lounge was a favorite of mine. He was a diligent blogger, posting not just every day, but several times a day. Indeed, it was his blog that inspired me to start this one for Sunset Park. I never met him, but I was always grateful when he would link to something I wrote on this blog and felt deeply honored at that. I can say that I will miss his posts. It merely shows that life is fleeting and as we get older the fragility of life becomes even more apparent. It particularly hits home since he was six years younger than me. I would like to think that I have many years yet to go. But it's moments like this that remind us that we can't take anything for granted and we must live every day as if it's our last one. Accomplish what you can now and try to leave nothing unfinished.
Brownstoner, OTBKB and New York Shitty pay tributes to him and have a picture, so now I know what he looked like. RIP Robert and hope you're still blogging on the other side.
Addendum 3-9-09 Flatbush Gardener Has a tribute thread with links to all the tributes that he located on the web including this one.