Sad News From The Crashburn Alley Family

Just a quick note here for any of you that were not already aware – Matt’s mother passed away this week. Matt has been with family a lot the last few weeks and wanted to let everyone know that this is part of the reason for the lack of activity on the site recently. Of course, the rest of us extend our heartfelt condolences during this trying time. For anyone wishing to add some light to the world in memory of our friend’s departed loved one:

We come to this place as a refuge.
We each enter here and our other safe places knowing that our troubles do no cease to be.
But we take comfort in knowing that those inside are also here with sometimes-heavy hearts.
And that many inside will stand with us, shoulder to shoulder, no matter our ailment.
Willing to provide whatever we may be lacking in a time of need.
Let us all be that person today, in whatever capacity we can.
For our friend and his kin.
For our own families, blood or not.
For our neighbors.
Our companions and acquaintances.
And let us all honor the recently departed as they wished, with compassion for those still here and still burdened, and if practical, with material support for the stranger who needs little more than a meal and a bed to get through to tomorrow.