I feel a little strange writing this on Amanda’s page from Amanda’s laptop. It should be her posting this… something about her cat, or her latest read, or whatever it was she happened to be working on at the time. But she’s in a place where she can’t do that, so here i am posting in her stead. I’m sure most of you know by now what’s been going on, but here it is again for those who don’t. Amanda passed away unexpectedly on July 5th in the hospital. I don’t really like saying that Amanda was my girlfriend, because she was so much more than that. We spent the last ten years together, and I miss her more than words can express. We will be celebrating her life on Sunday afternoon, August 21st. If you happen to be in the Seattle area and would like to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can provide you with details. If you can’t make it, perhaps raise a glass in her honor and remember the interactions you shared. She was an incredible person who had a special way of brightening the world. I will forever cherish the time I got to spend with her, and I hope you all will do the same.