It's even worse than it appears.
Thursday October 1, 2020; 9:57 AM EDT
  • Today would have been my uncle, Ken Kiesler's, 75th birthday. He didn't even make it to 60. I'm sure he's happy on his hippie beach in the sky. See you soon Uncle Vava. #
  • BTW, people may not know that Ken was an early blogger. He, and Dan Gillmor, were the first two users of Manila, outside of UserLand. In 1998 or 1999. #
  • He was my mother's brother, and nephew of German novelist, Arno Schmidt. He was the first member of my family born in the US. I was the second. He was only 10 years older than me, and was as much a brother as an uncle. #
  • It seems so weird that he could ever be as old as 75, but it's even more weird that he's been gone so long already. He died in Jamaica, in 2003, a few weeks before the first BloggerCon. #
  • Ken and Dot, with a few of Ken's cars, on their land in Crescent Beach, FL. #

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