For Maud

I'm thinking about Maud today, because it's her birthday.

I miss her. I still miss her all the time, especially when I'm looking at an old thread and see her comments, her gloriously verbose comments, or recall a piece she wrote in the process of writing something new. I miss her wicked humor, her intellect, her compassion, her vast talent for teasing out an important idea.

But mostly I just miss her fundamental decency. She was a great broad.

"There are times when you must speak, not because you are going to change the other person, but because if you don't speak, they have changed you."—Mary Quinn, aka Maud.

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