Death has preoccupied me more than usual this past week. I’ve had several friends pass away in the last month or so, not to mention watching my mid-twenties neighbor be wheeled out his front door under a sheet. On top of that we just got vaccinated and news of the Omicron variant is all over my media… but I’m mostly preoccupied with death (not Death) because of Neil Gaiman.
I passed through his blog a few weeks ago and I noticed this posted in the sidebar:
“My current crusade is to make sure creative people have wills.
Read the blog post about it, and see a sample will.“
I thought about all my writer friends that have recently passed away. What has happened to their intellectual property? I’ve had intentions to make my will for years but I’ve never gotten around to it. Every year brings me closer to needing one (unless I can find a willing vampire). This seems like an appropriate item to put on the bucket list before I kick anything. Thanks to Neil (& Les Klinger) for doing the heavy lifting, I finally put it in my schedule to do.
Read Neil’s post here, and pass it on: https://journal.neilgaiman.com/2006/10/important-and-pass-it-on.html