My (actually “our” – mine and my wife’s) good friends of many years, Matt and Madeleine Flannagan run the MandM blog. Tonight we received the sad news that Matt’s mother Lois Fannagan has passed away after a difficult battle with cancer (not that there’s any such a thing as an easy battle with cancer!). If you know these folks, drop by with a word of encouragement.

Guys, and especially Matt, as always, even moreso now, you’re very much in our thoughts and prayers. There’s a lot of love for you down here. We wish we could be there, and our hearts go out to you.