Shocked to learn today, via Warren Ellis, that Mike Wieringo died yesterday. Incredibly sad news. I never knew him, but I knew his work. There's a lot of people dying lately, specifically of heart related things. I should probably take care of myself better too. I also learned today that the US is slipping further and further back in the lifespan stakes. This all makes me generally depressed about the people I like and love and their general health and the system designed to keep them alive over there.