Since the first time he told me I was wrong, he was one of my favorite commenters on SJ. Over time, we became friends, and I grew to respect him immensely. I even wrote an homage to him. Joel Rosenberg, better known around these parts as Jdog, was a special guy.
Today, I received an email from his lovely and beloved wife, Felicia, who Jdog always referred to as SWMBO:
On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011, Joel had a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage and major organ failure. Despite the very best efforts of the paramedics and the team at Hennepin County Medical Center, Joel was pronounced brain dead at around 5:37pm Thursday June 2nd, In accordance with his wishes, he shared the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.He is survived by his daughters, Judith Eleanor and Rachel Hannah, and his wife, Felicia Herman. Today, June 3rd would have been his 32nd wedding anniversary.
It's not my way to wallow about such things. So instead, I offer this image of how I will remember Jdog.
Rest in peace, Jdog. TANSTAAFL