From friend-of-the-blog Richard Wanderman (u)

“This is going to be a tough post to write.”

Posted with permission from Richard’s Notes: Brain Cancer.

Dictation sucks. My wife is currently typing (and editing) as I speak. Maybe some day I’ll be able to do this again, but right now I can’t. It sucks.

This is going to be a tough post to write. The short of it is I have a brain tumor. We’ve done a biopsy and it’s aglioblastoma, deep in my brain and inoperable, but I thought it was time that I let people know what’s going on.

This has all come on relatively quickly… more

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My take: Sorry for another downer, but this is Richard Wanderman. He’s been a loyal reader—and wise participant—from Apple 2.0 days. He posted 612 messages here, on Apple 3.0, before the ability to type rolled out of reach. His most recent, dated Dec. 14, 2018, apropos Why Apple chose Austin:

Go Tim. I have complete faith in him.

UPDATE: Richard died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6 pm. May he rest in peace.

Condolences to his wife Anne here.


  1. David Sauceda said:
    That totally sucks! My prayers are with you Richard!

    February 20, 2019
    • David Emery said:
      And with your wife, too!

      February 20, 2019
  2. Gregg Thurman said:
    I graduated from a DOD high school in Frankfurt Germany (Class of 1965). We hold reunions around the US each year. The first I went to was 1990 (Chicago). There were over 100 attendees. This last year (Phoenix) there were 47.

    Unfortunately we are in that age group where time is catching up to us.

    Wish you the best Richard.

    February 20, 2019
  3. Fred Stein said:
    Richard, you’re in my prayers and heart and head (from all the insights you have shared).

    I wish you and your family all the best.

    And thanks for all your contributions.

    February 20, 2019
  4. Ken Cheng said:
    Such sad news.

    My mom got a slightly less lethal brain tumor, hemangiopericytoma, 20 years ago. She was one of the fortunate survivors, and celebrated her 90th birthday, only a few weeks ago. I told her 5% survival rate, someone has to survive, it might as well be you.

    My very very best wishes to you and your family.

    February 21, 2019

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