We've lost a friend in the writing world.
Yesterday evening, Tina Downey succumbed to complications while battling chronic health problems.
I hadn't known Tina long, but I liked her from the beginning. She was funny, kind, talented, generous, and encouraging of others, despite the many challenges she faced in her personal life.
Tina was roughly my age, and that has made her death an even more sober reminder. Hug the people you love and spend time with them. None of us knows how long we have.