I miss Meg. I've been thinking of Michelle Goodrich, aka Mandarin Meg, lately. I think of her most every single day. She died in June of last year.
She gave me a real gift when she taught me some web design tricks and tweaks a few years ago. This box I'm typing in, how to color this box or give it a dotted border. When you want your image to be on the left or right (like her picture up there) with text wrapping around it, or make images transparent, or make the large drop cap letter "I" up there. All learned from Mandarin Meg.
Meg was one of those people with a website where everyone that visited that site ends up connecting with all the other visitors. She taught us so much which only began a beautiful friendship that escalated over 4 or 5 years until we suddenly lost her last year.
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.