The blogger known as Neptunus Lex was one of the joys of the blogosphere. Informed, witty, often incredibly funny, fiercely intelligent — everything that makes one fall into the intellectual embrace of a person one knows only through his words.
I am deeply, deeply saddened. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
UPDATE: Lex had a way with words and wrote so many wonderful posts. My favorite, though, will always remain the first post of his that I ever read. I’ve read it to cheer myself up, and I’ve read it aloud to family members to cheer them up. Reading it now, however, it just made my eyes leak. Thankfully, wonderful writing lasts forever, and I know that I’ll read this post again with great pleasure some time in the future.