I was saddened to hear today that Curtis Loftis, curtisxx on OKBridge and a frequent and valued commentator not only in the Gee Chronicles but elsewhere on the site as well, died from heart complications. The honor roll, of which, thanks to his contributions here, he was a prominent member, has been dedicated to him.
Curtis apparently had serious heart problems yet never mentioned them in public, at least not to me. He was 48 years old.
Scarce a day doth pass, but that I hear
Some one or other’s dead, and to my ear
Me thinks it is no news. But oh! did I
Think deeply on it, what it is to die,
My pulses all would beat, I would not be
Drowned in this deluge of security.