I became aware of Bob Owens back when he ran the Confederate Yankee blog. His early days, if you will.
I never actually met him, but I did run into his brother in Las Vegas. His brother ran Phin's Blog (now defunct). "Phin" was a huckuva nice guy. But his brother Bob, the "Confederate Yankee," was the big time blog. Or it became big time in short order.
I'm sad I never did have the opportunity to meet him. I think I would have come away the better for it. But, it wasn't to be.
Bob apparently took his own life yesterday.
I don't know the circumstances. I do know that when the pain, whatever the cause, exceeds the clarity of thought, bad things happen.
I'm shocked about what has happened, and I hope the family will be able to recover from this devastating loss. I just wish Bob understood how many miss him.