First Ronnie Ray-Gun, under whom I 'directly' served for 18 months (sorta, at SDI), and now another hero, Doug Pappas … depart from this earth the very next day.
Doug and I had just begun to correspond with one another over the 'net this year. We shared two keen interests: the hidden game of baseball and the hidden backroads of the U.S. He will be missed.
Oh no, now I hear Ray Charles has passed, too. Helluva week.