Lloyd Alexander, 1924-2007. RIP
Lloyd Alexander was the author of many books, the most familiar (and the only ones of his I have read) are the Prydain Chronicles. Inspired by Welsh mythology, (though in no way a literal retelling) the books that make up the Prydain Chronicles - The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer and the The High King - were a fairly import part of my reading diet as a child, along side the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Jules Verne.
Alexander died just two weeks after the death of his wife of sixty-one years, Janine.
On another note, raging fundamentalist Jerry Falwell also passed away this week on the 15th. In my opinion, Falwell was a disgrace and did a major disservice to the Christian faith. While I am certainly no pargon to hold up to the masses, I pray for God to show him mercy and may he find the clarity in death that he lacked in life.