Monday, February 15, 2016

I'm still here, but what happened to Aunt Haley of Haley's Halo?

A reader sent the following email:
Hi Hermes, I thank you for your blog and grappling with many important issues. Have you found a better way in connecting with the remnant? Or have you given up that struggle?
Did you graduate medical school yet? 
I noticed that you and Haley both went silent in 2014. Perhaps you convinced her to come to the Midwest and are living happily ever after? ;)
She seemed like an exceptionally thoughtful and sane gal. (She is a she, right?)  Do you know what happened to her?
I have not found a better way in connecting with the remnant.  My blogging has trailed off because real life is just too darn busy, and frankly, I've lost some of the passion I used to have.  I don't know whether that's because of my age (I turn 40 later this year,) or because of the changing scene.  I have to confess, I don't want to seem like a vile sycophant, but Lawrence Auster had a huge influence on my thinking, and ever since he died, the blogosphere just hasn't been the same for me.

I graduated from medical school in 2011, and residency in 2015.  I am now working independently as a psychiatrist.

It's interesting that you mention Aunt Haley of Haley's Halo.  I think of her from time to time, and check her blog, only to find every time that her most recent post is still that of June 10th, 2014.  (It hadn't struck me until now that we both went dormant in 2014.  Though before my one 2014 post, my blog had been dormant for 3 and a half years.)  I just checked it again, and noticed that a commenter named dasheththylittleonesagainstthestones just commented on an old post of hers that she was killed in automobile accident on Fourth of July weekend 2014.  Can anyone confirm this?  If true, this is terrible.  I only exchanged a few brief emails with Haley, and commented periodically on her blog, but this oddly makes me contemplate my own mortality in a way that the death of a family member might.  I hope it's not true, but if it is, it just goes to show you never know how much time you have left, and almost makes me want to do something like marry a cute but overweight girl just to have some companionship (not even joking.)