Friday, May 10, 2013

Dennis Lane Was A Wonderful Guy

Dennis Lane was killed early Friday.  The Sun has a story.  Dennis wrote the Tales of Two Cities blog, and he was wonderful to me from the moment that I started HowChow.

Dennis and I traded links and emails.  He answered questions.  Using the handle Wordbones, he also demonstrated a way to write with meaning and edges, but without the rancor and cheap shots that can infect blogging.  Dennis said wrote what he felt.  He just kept the humor and perspective in his writing that he had in real life.

Dennis had a real history in Howard County, which made him far more valuable than a voice who had moved here a few years ago.  I always appreciated his welcome and his blogging example, and I am glad that I told him.

For more about Dennis, look at TJ on The Rocket Powered Butterfly.  I wrote short because I knew that I could write well.  TJ did much better and ended with a Wordbones-style link that made me laugh and think about Dennis.  People are writing on Twitter.  Start with the HoCoBlogs timeline because JessieX is retweeting and responding to people.

8 comments:

Julie said...

This news is shocking. The story seems unbelievable and I am saddened to know it is actually true. Sorry for the loss of your friend. I never met him but his blog was terrific.

Jess said...

I'm completely shocked. I did not know Dennis personally, but I have read his blog for years and always enjoyed it. Wow. So sorry.

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LintMan said...

Wow, how awful. So many lives senselessly ruined.

RIP Dennis Lane.

UhOhBadDog said...

Unbelievable. His blog and yours frequently led off my daily internet visits. Haven't always agreed with him, but could always count on him bringing timely information about our area. And regardless of his stance, he was generally fair, and open to another's perspective. His absence leaves a tremendous void.

Rest in Peace Wordbones.

Anonymous said...

I was Morgan's friend. I am extremely shocked. Our
Parents were good friends. Ill miss you mr dennis..

George B said...

His blog was the first thing I looked for each morning. Knowing I'd bump into him was always the sliver lining I looked forward to at downtown snoozer events. I'll miss his candor.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe this. I read his blog frequently, too.