The Starving Activist is the sometimes-home for words. AR Neal (that’s me) finds them, cultivates them, and leaves them here. Enjoy.


I read this post from The Matticus Kingdom the other day and it is just now that I have been able to get to the Cave to post my heartbreak.Life in the Cave has been trying for the last couple months but nothing compares to the information provided by DJ. I have copy/pasted it here as well:

I have terrible news to share with the blogosphere today.Horrible, no good, awful news.Many of you knew him as Grayson Queen, author and artist extraordinaire.  Perhaps you’ve read one of his novels.  Perhaps you’ve purchased, or at least enjoyed, some of his paintings or sculptures…  Perhaps you knew that he was also Rara‘s husband, Dave.I don’t have a lot of details, but I can confirm that Dave passed away earlier this week.Please share this post wide and far.  Please say a prayer for Dave and Rara.  Please send her every ounce of spare energy you can muster.  She needs us.  Dave’s family and friends need us.And send her mail to show her your love, your RawrLove:Radhika Jaini WF0124CIW LA 249 UP16756 Chino-Corona RoadCorona, CA  92880You don’t need to know what to say.  You don’t need to say anything beyond you are thinking of her, and you love her.

There are no words better than these offered by DJ.I am so sad for Rara and so sad for Dave. They are both wonderful people who have had it rougher these last few years than any of us could imagine.Do what you do to honor them.Light a candle.Say a prayer.Be sure to write to Rara. I have been loathsomely negligent in this regard and will rectify the situation post-haste.I hope she is showered with love at this difficult time.

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