I read this morning that my friend Ashley Morris passed away. His wife Hana posted this sad news on his blog, an entry entitled "This is the Last Post." Ashley fought hard for the recovery of New Orleans, and I think he loved this great city more than anyone I know. Sinn Fein my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Hana and their wonderful children. I loved watching Ashley be a dad. He was great at it. I still can't believe that he's gone. In a strange sort of modern technological way, the many many comments following Hana's post provide some insight into just how much Ashley's life meant to us. And in the words of Greg Peters at Suspect Device, regarding Ashley Morris's contribution to the NOLA blogosphere: "Ashley was fire. Ashley was the furnace where the rage was forged, where the steam pressure built, where raw anger began its conversion to power and motion."
Photo by Ray in New Orleans, taken from this post from Ashley.