Tuesday, February 12, 2008


The Passing of a Good Friend

I've been in a real funk lately since my good friend, Ken Henderson, passed away unexpectedly two Sundays ago. It's taken me this long to get into a place where I feel like I can blog again.

Ken was 40, a father with young kids, and a happy marriage. I don't know the exact cause of his death, but it was very much a surprise. Ken was a SQL Server expert and author like me and we often shared a beer at the various conferences every year, as well as emailed and talked often.

If you read my blog with any regularity, you might've noticed a link on the lower left entitled The Antichristian Philosopher. This was Ken's blog and covered his thoughts on atheism and the shortcomings of Christians. Ken was a devoted Christian for much of his life and even went to seminary. But like many people, Ken's experience proved the old adage "The best thing for Christianity is Christians, the worst thing for Christianity is Christians."

Although this is an element of Ken, I really don't want to focus on it. He was a great guy, a brilliant mind, a loving family man, and a good friend. I'll miss him greatly.


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