On another note, I was sad to learn that Alicia Parlette died. I followed her story in the Chronicle a few years ago.
Alicia Parlette, who turned her incurable cancer diagnosis at age 23 into a Chronicle series about her experience, died just before noon Thursday at UCSF Medical Center.
She was 28.
Ms. Parlette's 17-part series, "Alicia's Story," drew tens of thousands of followers, who read about her trips to the doctor's office, the therapist's couch, her relationships with family and friends, and her faith in God.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/23/BAMP1D11M1.DTL#ixzz0lwe5Vz9e