Does Kicky know? He hasn't posted since Saturday.
I'm still in shock.
cavfancier was among the best, the most sensible and the funniest posters in this site.
It's a pain that I never met him in person.
I can say I loved him.
We shared our taste for Incredible String Band and he inmediately appreciated Les Luthiers... which means his sense of humor was of the most intelligent kind.
May he rest in peace.
Yes, fbaezer, he was lovable. Now his memory is.
NeoGuin, What you say is generally true; that most of us on a2k never meet face to face. However, there are opportunities to meet other a2kers at gatherings held almost regularly at various locations around the US and Europe. I've attended the first a2k meeting in London two years ago, and met some Brits and a German. We're having another gathering in Europe in May of this year at both London and Lippstadt, Germany, and as of the latest count, we're expecting about 15+ people. I've also invited a professional singer from London I met on a TransAtlantic cruise last November. She said she'll come if contracts don't conflict. I have personally also attended a a2k meeting in San Francisco and Austin, Texas. There have been other gatherings in Florida, Albuquerque, Wisconsin, New York, Toronto and Boston (probably more). So the opportunities are there to meet other a2kers in person. Please consider attending one, and you'll get hooked (like me!). The invitation is made to all a2kers.
I am deeply saddened by this news. From my very first wade through the pages of A2K, Cav shone like a bright flame. His wit, wisdom and creativity, his turn of a phrase, his humorous one-liners, his poetry, his prose, his delectable advice, his compassion and passions were all laid out in his friendly dialect ridden missives. My fellow canuck who, when he shared his grandfathers memoirs, became much more than a cyber voice. He was a man of complexities and I am richer for having shared in his life.
God, I miss him.
My heart goes out to all of you.
Mrs.Cav - I ache for you and your loss.
Ceili, Nice to hear your voice again. It's been awhile, and I missed you. c.i.
Ta, c.i. I've missed you too.
I have been away for far too long. Sometimes, after an absense, I find it hard to jump back into the fray. Cav's passing reminds me how stupid I've been. I didn't know he was sick, I can't remember the last time we chatted, my fault.... so I resolve to keep you all closer.
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Cav will be remembered, he was such a good part of A2K. May God bless you and your family.
Wow, I just found out. Last I read it sounded like he was better, so I dodn't bother coming back to this thread.
When a friend invited me to A2K about 20 months ago, Cav was the first person I met here. Our first conversation was about genetically engineered crops -- or "Frankenfoods", as he called them -- and, perhaps not surprisingly, he and I disagreed on pretty much everything about them. Given how controversial the subject was, our debate could have easily gotten nasty. But Cav's intelligence and kindness transcended all the disagreement, and made it impossible for any hostility to break out. We had a very nice and thoughtful conversation.
I owe it to Cav that I got off to such a good start here. And even though we haven't crossed each other's way much lately, I will miss him a lot.
I have been out of town and have just learned of Cav's death.
He was a man of wit and charm and grace. The world is a poorer place without him.
Buttercup, you are in my thoughts. Hold your dominion.
Noddy - Buttercup has posted her eulogy in The Wake
thread. Cav's brother Mezzie has posted his eulogy in his thread Cav/ Paul - my brother and friend
Cav was beloved and there seem to be many threads devoted to him. Coming in late is a little confusing.
I can't believe this! I'm going to look for the wake thread now. Cav was a dear and welcoming character. He made me feel a part of your little community here. I am shocked! I had no idea he was so sick! Oh, Mrs. Cav, I am so sorry for your loss!
Still miss this remarkable young man.
any time there was some contentious thing, he was never "bad cop" He could make things light. Boy, Ill bet he coulda had some fun with our present day politics down here.
I've been thinking about that quite a bit over the past month. He had a great light hand when posting and was just the most fun in person.
always wished I coulda met him, and you and Set, woulda been fun.
It's hard to believe it's been 13 years.
A couple, maybe, but not 13.