Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
As it turns out, I'm more connected than I'd thought…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
As it turns out, I'm more connected than I'd thought to Kevin Hogue, a UC Berkeley student who died by falling from Evans Hall a week ago. He lived in a co-op, like the other recent suicide (Nicolai Rosen), and so other co-op residents whom I know also knew him. More directly, Kevin was a friend of my friend Alexei, and at least once I met Kevin through Alexei. In fact, Alexei reminded me on Tuesday, Leonard and I visited Alexei a few months ago and played Girl Genius with Alexei and Kevin.
We probably shook hands, we all made jokes and laughed at them, we played a game together, and now he's killed himself, and I'm still here.
And I intend to stay here.