You may or not be familiar with blogger Wil Kyle, of Paradise Driver. He began driving a cab in Hawaii after retiring as a San Francisco police officer. His stories from both careers have kept us in stitches since 2003. Alas, he's been down on his luck for the last couple of years. His eyesight is failing, and he is unable to drive now. He returned to California about a year or so. He changed the format of his blog, updating less with updates, and more with interesting trivia and political cartoons. He's been facing health, vision, and financial struggles, and potential homelessness, but has been gettin' by with a little help from his friends.
Wil has virtually been by my side by the last few years, holding my hand as I saw my son off to bootcamp, and to a war, and sending comments and notes of encouragement, to let me know he was in the wings. I consider him my friend.
Wil's son has been blogging on his behalf for the last couple of days, after a sudden (sudden to us, anyway) surgery last Friday. Wil is currently in ICU, and will hopefully be moved out soon.
Do me a favor and pop over and leave a get-well note for him, will you? His son will make sure he knows that we're cheering for him. It's nice to have people in the wings.