Tuesday, July 10, 2018

sad news from Elisson

I saw this news on Friday: Elisson has established a new blog on which to chronicle what will likely be his decline and eventual passing: his doctor recently diagnosed him with ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease, which brought low not only Gehrig, but also other luminaries like Dr. Stephen Hawking and Professor Morrie Schwartz of Tuesdays with Morrie fame, not to mention many others, known and unknown. Elisson writes: "But unlike people’s Facebook pages, blogs must seek their own audience. And I think there will be an audience for this one."

Oh, I think there will be one, too. I expect Elisson to handle the harsh reality of his own mortality with the same eloquent, humorous frankness he applies to all his other observations. This won't make for easy reading for me, but I've been a dedicated Elisson fan for years (you realize he's doubling the "s" and not the "l" in his screen name, yes? the moniker comes from "Eli's son"), and I'm not about to quit now just because of a little ALS.

1 comment:

Elisson said...

I cannot tell you how happy I am that the Big Hominid still graces the bloggy universe. Yes, there are a few of us old holdouts! And I appreciate your kind words.

Know ye that I still write at my other site, too - there's gotta be someplace to stash the booger jokes and sonnets about bodily fluids. But, yeah, now there's another fucking story to tell.

Kevin, we've been through a lot over the years. You never fail to leave a thoughtful comment, especially on those days when tough occasions are remembered. Your friendship has been a gift for which I cannot thank you enough.