Bill Goggins, a friend of SMITH and a fantastic journalist and raconteur, died unexpectedly, shockingly, while running the S.F. Marathon over the weekend. Bill was totally quirky and completely curious. Those qualities, and many more, made him a pleasure to work with as an intern at a weekly newspaper back in the day, sit next to at a wedding, or drink a cold one with in a dive bar in San Francisco. His good pal Paul Boutin offers a fuller tribute here and the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Bill’s profound mark on Wired magazine here.
Update: This is a picture of Bill at mile 21. He died doing what he loved (he was a very fit and prepared runner). Bill, my friend, you will be missed. - Tim