There have been so many celebrity passings since my last blogaround - Gary Coleman, Lena Horne, Dixie Carter, etc. - about which I haven't written and probably won't. I mean, one has the usual reactions, from "oh my goodness" to "well, they lived a great and long life" and so forth. But none of this hit close to home for me until yesterday's news on ComicMix about the sudden passing of Linda Gold. During my time as a ComicMix columnist I didn't get to know Linda as well as I'd have liked, but I adored her nonetheless. She was witty and capable and gracious and fun and the perfect companion for Mike. I'll miss her terribly.