Documentary about SF writer Jay Lake seeks crowdfunding

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  1. invictus says:

    I’ll never forget the first time I got to have an involved conversation with Jay. It was Sunday morning at a Worldcon (I forget which), and we crossed paths in the lobby. We ended up joining him breakfast at the hotel restaurant, a pretty significant hit to our at the time very constrained finances (we had subsisted on free or very cheap consuite food for most of the weekend). 
    But Jay would hear none of it, and refused to let us split the cost, insisting that since he was in a more stable financial position, he would pick up the tab.

    I don’t think it was a big deal for Jay. It sure isn’t a big deal for me to pay for someone’s meal, now that I’m more financially secure. But picking up the tab for someone you barely know? It made an impression. I’ve tried to “pay it forward” as much as possible since that encounter.

    Thank you for the life lesson, Jay.

  2. ElfSternberg says:

    Jay is one of my heroes.  Reading his blog, the daily updates about the progress of his disease, have been heartbreaking.  

    But you missed the best part.  Jay’s three tumors are named “Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld.”  Sadly, there’s also the possibility that he’s got a fourth, tentatively named “Ashcroft.”   Reading his fight with the disease has been more revelatory than anything else I’ve read in years.

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