Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Reedy River Rats - 2010 a year of abrubt change
It's been sad over the years as our members move away. Shaggy Randall and Wendy Swearingin are in Florida, Chris Patrick is in Kings Mtn, NC, Donna Nyzio is in Beaufort, NC, and tragically, Jason Scott of NC passed away last week (I'm working on a future post about Jason).
So that will leave B. Miller and I here in Greenville. I hope we all will vow to continue as we struggle along in this wayward addictive lifestyle of weaving stories and creating artwork. For B. Miller and I, at this point, we couldn't stop writing if we wanted to, and we won't stop meeting and improving.
So it will be another transition to have Brian in another state, and a new interplay for the Rats. A Good writers group or magazine staff becomes a family, as B. Miller so beautifully wrote in her post about Jason. We all worked hand in hand in this crazy publishing world.
And Brian has always been so generous with his knowledge of language and history, philosophy and character. He will be missed a great deal, but we'll be looking for him on the world stage where his craft will continue to be appreciated on an international level. Sure, we'd like to keep him all to ourselves, keep him here running the streets of Greenville with the Rats, but that would be unfair.