|Ursula K. LeGuin 1929–2018|
And in checking the news before I left, I just learned that Ursula K. LeGuin, one of my favorite writers of all time, has just died. She was 88 and died at her home in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by family. The New York Times obituary is here. If you are not familiar with her work and why so many of us are saddened by her passing, it will help to explain it.
But the other news I have is really good: my blogging friend Ronni Bennett has just finished seven months of treatment after her Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer and is at present deemed to be cancer free. She wrote a wonderful post about it. The comments are also very uplifting, if you want to take the time to read them.
In a few minutes, I'll head out the door and will be glad I went to the meeting, I'm sure.
FANTASTIC news about Ronni!!! Sorry about your beloved author.ReplyDelete
What great news about your friend!ReplyDelete
LeGuin’s words will entertain people for generations!
Enjoyed Ronni's post. So positive, and such positive results!ReplyDelete
I've started not liking those evening meetings. I will have to look at a Leguin story as I've never read any of them.ReplyDelete
Great news about your friend Ronnie!ReplyDelete
Sorry about the author's death. I don't think I've read anything by her but the article has me interested. Quite a life she had, though!
I hope your meeting went well. :)
Not familiar with the author but perhaps it is time for me to check out her work. Excellent news of your friend. I know what you mean about going out on a dark night. Usually glad i made the effort as i am sure you did.ReplyDelete
So sorry about your favorite writer. Knowing we will never get to read any more from them is such a loss.ReplyDelete
I check Ronnie every day and her journey has been an amazing one.
I am glad your friend is cancer free, because two friends of mine died from pancreatic cancer.ReplyDelete
LeGuin was a visionary! I was sad to her about her passing. But I'm delighted your friend is on the mend!ReplyDelete
I am not familiar with the author LeGuin, but I know it's hard to lose someone whose work you love.ReplyDelete
Pancreatic cancer is a tough one to beat. I', glad there is a surgical procedure for it now, and I'm so happy for your blog friend that it is working.
Thank goodness your friend is doing well after the Whipple surgery because pancreatic cancer is just awful. I haven't read any of Ms. LeGuin's work, but her writing sounds intriguing.ReplyDelete