As most of you know, Steve Gilliard has been fighting a serious illness for some time and today it seems it finally got him.
Gilliard was one of those voices back in the beginning who taught us all how it was done. He was an independent, fiery, no-nonsense fighting liberal, filled with passion and intensity, a species which many of us worried had gone extinct. I'd read his posts, first at Kos and then at The News Blog, and be left feeling both wrung out and inspired. There was many I time I said to myself "I wish I'd written that."
I have been missing him terribly since he took ill and now, sadly, I always will. I hope he has found peace.