James began his blog in April 2002, coincidentally just about 11 days after I started my own little blog - we have been on each other's blogrolls almost since the beginning. Of course I did not know him personally, but our occasional email exchanges were always stimulating and worthwhile. I am sorry to see him go - he will be missed (indeed I had noticed the paucity of his recent posts and had wondered about that), although I had often read his posts about some of the difficulties of his personal life including his recurrent bouts of ill-health.
There is a brief announcement posted in his blog shortly after his death by Lynn Haddock and a lengthier tribute is on Suzie's Suburban Guerilla blog. You can see a photograph of James with a friend in another brief and poignant tribute here.
- Rest in Peace -