Thursday, April 03, 2008

Dr. Ashley Morris, R.I.P.

Ashley Morris has passed away unexpectedly and suddenly. He was one of the first of the NOLAbloggers to reach out to me without knowing me personally. It says volumes that a man I never met personally would send me an email, offer me his old copies of the Cuban revolutionary newspaper Granma, and issue an open-ended invitation to pass by his home and visit any time. It will be one of my biggest regrets that I never took him up on his offer, always thinking there would be tomorrow. I am speechless, stunned, and so sad. One could tell from his blog that he was clearly one of the big hearts of New Orleans and for New Orleans. Please keep his wife Hana, their children, and his whole family in your thoughts and prayers.

Ashley was fond of saying often in his blog posts: Sinn Fein, which means "Ourselves alone."

For sure, we are all more lonely tonight without Ashley. We'll miss him. New Orleans will miss him. Sinn Fein.

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

OMG! This is shocking! What happened? Very sad.

D-BB said...

Very cool huck.