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And so we've come to say goodbye...

by: Eric B.

Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 10:03:58 AM EDT

Over the years, we've had a lot of people drift in and out of participating on this site. It's a hard slog, this blogging thing, and it wears people out, especially passionate people. A lot of time you lose touch with those people, as you do with lots of people who enter and leave your life. Sometimes, however, you transfer that association to something else, either a personal friendship or just keeping tabs on what someone is up to on social media.

One of these people was Xavier Ayala-Lopez. I personally never met the guy, but remember his respectfully passionate participation here. He was a supporter of Hillary Clinton in 2008, and managed to do it in a way that didn't contribute to the rancor that came in my eyes to define Michigan's presidential nominating process that year.

He left Michigan, if I recall correctly, for Minnesota and his participation here ended. Occasionally, I'd see posts or photos of his pop up in my Facebook feed. The last one was just a couple of weeks ago, and it reminded me that some people go into political work in an earnest desire to make the world a better, more just place.

This morning, I was informed that Xavier has passed away. RIP

Eric B. :: And so we've come to say goodbye...
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Hi, it's me. I came back from the black hole to pay my condolences. As the lone ying to his yang on the Hillary bandwagon, I take this loss personally. Damn, damn, damn, damn!

RIP Xman.  

Nothing is easier than solving a problem on the back of the poor. People who don't have lobbyists or clout.

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Please leave your dish to pass on the table.

Among the Trees

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Motivational Biden had this tribute:

"He who hugs the world is never without love," their caption says.

Now on Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott: Cotter vs. Jesus and Reagan

Rest In Peace.
He was extremely young. Very sad.

Great Lakes, Great Times.

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