Her husband and daughter were kind enough to write on her blog to share the terrible news with those of us who only knew her through her written words. They described her, in words that make perfect sense and ring with truth, as "truly courageous" and one who "always fought for the betterment of people, and not the detriment." I am very grateful to them for having done this.
I felt such grief and shock when I read it and my thoughts are with her family and their sad loss.
Those of us who cared about issues like ethics, respect, accuracy and decent treatment for all people have lost an important voice.
Here are a few of my favourite posts by Alyric,
- her dazzling review of Jenny McCarthy's woeful "Mother Warriors" book, saves you the bother of reading the thing yourself,
- an assessment of the techniques and thought processes of one of Canada's "autism advocates"
- a thorough investigation into the well worn phrase "indistinguishable from their peers"
- her "half Irish" response to the UMC