September 2008


Closing In On Ten Years…

We are now less than a month from the ten year anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death.

The New York Times visited Laramie with writers of The Laramie Project, and, in addition to the article, putting together a series of photographs related to the entire mess to help visualize everything.

The crime had a major impact on lots of other people, although as I have pontificated about before, several times (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007) on my blog, it crushed me and my world like nothing that came before and nothing that has come since. Even today it is amazing to me how raw and emotional the subject remains.

For now I am content to think about the subject some more; sometime in the next three weeks, I will compose this year’s memorial for Matthew.

6 comments to Closing In On Ten Years…

  • Cathy

    thank you for posting this and letting people know – we can never forget Matt and all of the other people we have lost or who have been the victims of hates crimes

  • disenchanted

    The whole thing is as sad today as it was 10 years ago. {sniff} And it amazes me that we have known each other that long! Where does time go?

  • James

    Hi, I found your blog on this new directory of WordPress Blogs at blackhatbootcamp.com/listofwordpressblogs. I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, i duno. Anyways, I just clicked it and here I am. Your blog looks good. Have a nice day. James.

  • jen

    i have a poem that i had written shortly after his murder called “what it must be like to die” and dedicated it to him. i should find that piece to record for the spoken word album…

  • @Cathy: Thanks. It’s was one of the most important events in my life, and I will never forget how I felt after hearing the news. Thankfully Disenchanted was there to break my fall…

    @Disenchanted: Hard to believe, I agree. Thanks for everything you did.

    @James: Thanks! I hope you come back.

    @Jen: I would really like to read/hear the poem… maybe in time for the 10th anniversary?

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