On Sunday, David Codrea gave sad news that Charles Sawders (aka Straightarrow) passed away last week. R.I.P. Straightarrow
He had a take-no-prisoners and plain-English approach that reminded me of my father. He brought value to this and other blogs and boards and took me to task more than once (deservedly so).
I'm kicking myself for missing the opportunity to meet the man last month when he was in Iowa. Our paths did not cross.
I do not have the right to be sad about the passing of a man I only knew from the printed word.
But I do.