Goodbye, Jon Swift

Oh this is so sad. The wonderful Jon Swift — whose real name was Al Weisel — has passed away. Jon was one of the first bloggers to link to my writing, and was always very supportive of feminist bloggers. His writing was consistently incisive, intelligent and hilarious.

He was a good one, and he will be missed.

7 comments for “Goodbye, Jon Swift

  1. March 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I just got the e-mail from a fellow blogging friend. I feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach. :-(

  2. March 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    He linked to me to. He was a real champion for progressive bloggers. This is so sad.

  3. March 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Oh no!

  4. Marked Hoosier
    March 3, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Very tragic.

  5. March 4, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I’d drifted away from reading his blog (and he hasn’t been posting that much lately) but I remember how encouraging he was when I was starting out. He was such a generous netizen.

  6. lisa
    March 4, 2010 at 3:06 am

    His was one of the first blogs I read (I was linked to by a friend), and my gateway into reading progressive blogs at all. This is truly sad news. He was also so smart and funny. May he rest in peace.

  7. Persia
    March 4, 2010 at 11:13 am

    May his memory be a blessing. What a gutpunch for his family– to lose both father and son.

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