On this day last year, a very dear friend of mine passed away.  She and I disagreed often, and regularly shared in spirited debate.  While we were diametrically opposed on nearly every political view, I’ve always felt a certain affection for her.

Shortly after she died, I learned that she nearly finished her second novel.  She loved her writing, and I’m saddened to know that this small piece of her will never be shared with the world.

It may seem strange that I am writing about this on a gaming blog.  The reason I write this is because I don’t want to see ideas lost.  If you are in the gaming industry, get out there and bust your ass to make your ideas known.  Share your thoughts, and touch as many lives as possible.  Leave your mark, and take nothing with you when you are gone!

In the time that I knew her, I discovered a woman full of compassion, humor, tolerance, and forgiveness.  It broke my heart to hear that she was gone.

Sanchona, you are loved, and will be missed.