I find it very annoying when friends just drop out of my world. Even if it’s someone with whom I don’t currently have frequent contact, I feel unsettled and insecure and unhappy as a result.
sambear has a section on his web site whereupon he reminisces about various people with whom he regrets losing touch. He’s actually heard from a fair number of them due to that page, as people come upon it while ego surfing. I keep meaning to put up a similar page on my site, but I’ve been lazy.
But—orking on the “all knowledge is contained within LJ” theory…
Wes Schrader is one of those people. I met him at a poly potluck years and years ago, held in the home Uncle Ron shared with his then-wife Patti. I later worked with Wes at Relevant Knowledge. I’d like to think that we were friends, though not incredibly close ones, and I greatly enjoyed the occasions when I did get to see him. And then he vanished. His email address bounces, his phone numbers are disconnected, and he isn’t on the PolySouthEast list anymore.
I know he was a friend of gaeasson and rslatkin—I’m sure some of the others I know here know him. So I’ve decided to simply put out a request to the universe to find out where Wes is these days and what’s up with him, really just wanting to know that he’s okay.