Fare well, fair Lady.
Condolences to Tam and the rest of her nearest & dearest.
Sally Ride, the first female American in space, has died at the age of 61 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, California, where she spent her childhood. An athletic child, she was a competitive tennis player even at a young age, but she also always loved math and science, …
Also reminds me of the old times when the USA still had some hope of growing up in style. We didn't know the truth about what horrible things were going down even back then but who would have foreseen the full-scale devolution into the ridiculous corporatist-socialist-imperialist-warfare state that we have now, with a droning harpie and black narcissus as figureheads?
I will be at the pub.
Three very recent deaths in the news - Sally Ride, Jon Lord and Angharad Rees. All pancreatic cancer, a disease for which has a very poor prognosis and the known risk factors are limited. Of course it's just a statistical coincidence, but as it killed my cousin at a relatively young age a couple of years ago, it does make me wonder if it's on the increase (now the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world).
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