It has been three years since we have lost our beloved, opinionated, loving, prejudiced, sweetheart of a pain in the ass, Techman. He was Wordforge, through and through....not easily classified, individual and willing to speak his mind, and often. He spent a lot of time nightly in our chat room, and it was there that another side of him really shone...good solid advice, a wicked sense of humor and those of us lucky enough to be there watched the romance bloom and grow between him and Miss Manners. It was sweet and loving and we had a lot of fun not only witnessing it, but teasing them about it. Sadly, in 2007 he began having symptoms...and he even discussed them here. We begged him to get checked out...but he blew it off and wouldn't. Within a couple weeks he passed away from a heart attack, and we gained an empty space that will never be filled. Even three years later, the absence is still keenly felt by those of us who knew him, and of course his smilie is liberally used by all, and is still regarded as one of our best ones. I hope you all will take a moment to remember Techman, and perhaps share some tales and moments here with us. And this is also a time I like to encourage WFers to have a physical if they haven't this year...or to check with a doctor if you get any unusual symptoms. It is better to feel a little silly and be inconvenienced than to ignore it and end up like our departed friend. Wordforge says goodbye to a friend, June 6, 2007. And he speaks...even if he can't say my name right.