Honestly, I hadn't seen the Aberts in years. But I always had, and will continue to have, very fond memories of Mark. And it was very good to see the rest of the Abert clan at the wake, even if I very much wish the circumstances had been different.
As of this writing, an obituary for Mark may be found here. (I don't plan on this website going anywhere any time soon, so if you are reading this in the future that link is no longer valid, my apologies.) Also, I encourage everyone to enjoy Mark's written contributions to the world of Boy Scouts ½: Troop 180 Chronicles - A Different Viewpoint and Troop 180 Chronicles II - Bang! Thwwpp! Boom!
This is a sad event... but also, it is a time to remember Mark, and the joy that he brought to everyone around him. So rather than mourn, I encourage anyone reading this to celebrate Mark. After all, he isn't really gone, not as long as we remember him. (And yes, I think he'd appreciate me referencing Star Trek on his behalf.)
And finally, not to take away from the above with some non-Mark news, but there is a bit of non-Mark news I need to relay. I recently rediscovered a bit of Boy Scouts ½ history I'd thought long lost: my original draft of part 6 before Aaron gave it a rewrite. Anyone curious can find that piece of history here.
Anyway, that's all for now. I'd been away for a while, which, sadly, is not unheard of, I will admit. But hopefully soon I can be back with some new Boy Scouts ½! Until then, faithful readers! (I hope the plural is accurate there, ha ha...)