“He’s not really gone as long as we find a way to remember him.”
–Dr. McCoy to the Enterprise crew, in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
It’s been a month since my brother passed. I lost my best friend. At his service, I had shared some stories about him and had reflected on his life in my eulogy. It was a painful process to prepare for but, surprisingly, it really cheered me up. The process of reliving all my memories of him just made me very happy.
For those of you who do not know, he had been very active in the blogosphere for the past ten years (see latinopundit.com, louispagan.com, and latinorebranded.com via the Wayback Machine ) and a pioneer in social media. And, obviously, he was also an avid writer and an entrepreneur. I am proud that he excelled in this space. I never got around to it, but I had been planning to start my own blog for some time with his help (and I admit now that I feel like quite the clumsy apprentice fumbling around the master’s studio in that pursuit.).
What better way to remember him and to pay homage to him, I decided, than by starting my own blog to share more stories. I hope I do him justice. As for the title of the blog, iamlouispagan.com, well, that’s a story for another post…