Happy Holidays! My best wishes to everyone in this holiday season. May you and your families be happy, healthy and safe!
Although the post below is sad, and the link to which it refers you is even sadder, I thought it appropriate to republish it on Christmas day. When I re-read the story of Andy Olmstead I am saddened greatly. But reading Andy’s words always forces me to put life in perspective.
I think we all need to put things in perspective from time to time. I hope you agree.
The original post …
I read a lot of blogs. Web design blogs, political blogs, news blogs, graphic design blogs, blogs about blogs. You get the idea. It’s not very often I read a blog post that stops me in my tracks. Today I read one such blog post.
Andy Olmstead was a blogger. He was also a United States soldier serving in Iraq. Andy wrote wrote articles for a blog called Obsidian Wings.
Recognizing his own mortality, and the potential for an early death, Andy wrote his final blog post and left it in the hands of a trusted friend. Needless to say, it was only to be published in the event of his death.
It is with great sorrow that I offer the link to Andy’s final blog post. Andy was killed on January 3, 2008.
Politics aside, the world was a better place because Andy Olmstead lived in it. Iraq was a better place because Andy Olmstead served there. The world is a lesser place because Andy Olmstead is gone. My condolences to Andy’s wife, family and friends. It’s a sad day.