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Events and Life People

Sad news as Alex Mills passes away

I didn’t know Alex well, but I’ve been following his journey for about six months, starting with his news last October that he was in remission:

Unfortunately, his cancer returned, and it proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. In this short time that I followed Alex, his courage was nothing less than inspiring. Cancer has taken family members, including my father, and I admire Alex for his determination to fight it, and persevere.

His journey is a reminder to cherish the time we have with the people we care about. It’s so easy to take these things for granted. My deepest condolences to Alex’s family.

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Tributes to Alex

There are some wonderful tributes to Alex online. They just show what a remarkable person he was, and how much he meant to so many people. Here are a couple that I find along the way:

But anyone who knows what Mills created for car enthusiasts worldwide knows that thanks weren’t necessary, from his end. If anyone deserves gratitude for what they’ve done for others—so many others, at that—it’s Mills himself.

Alex Mills, Who Helped Top Gear Become an International Icon Through the Internet, Dies at Age 34
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Mindsets

I don't see any quitters here … #Comrades2014

I just saw this brief Twitter exchange between Kojo and Tanya:

As someone who has only just begun to understand what everyone else sees in running and who hasn’t run much further than about 3kms, my mind boggles at the runners who tackle the Comrades (or anything more than 10km, for that matter).

If you happen to be running this race today (or any other race) and you hit a point where you don’t see yourself finishing and step out of it, I’ll still be in awe of what you achieved to that point and will achieve tomorrow.

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Miscellany

Genius, courage and simplicity

Stones

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

E.F. Schumacher