Jan 17 2008

Obsidian Wings: Andy Olmsted

Published by at 9:21 am under community indicators,Uncategorized

I had put a draft blog note to link to this amazing community indicator – a post created “in case I died” and posted by a friend on the blog of an US soldier in Iraq. There is much more to the story – the fact that Andy Olmstead has been blogging from Iraq, for a newspaper. But the humanity of the final post, the act of community in posting and responding to that post by friends and strangers, is what really took me. Take a peek. Obsidian Wings: Andy Olmsted by hilzoy (Andy’s friend who posted the final post.)

Andrew Olmsted, who also posted here as G’Kar, was killed yesterday in Iraq. Andy gave me a post to publish in the event of his death; the last revisions to it were made in July.

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  1. Gary Farberon 17 Jan 2008 at 12:54 pm

    The list of links is here; an account of Andy’s funeral the day before yesterday. Comments about Andy here

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