412094811 AFTER THE FIRE: MEMORIES OF ASHLEY MORRIS Sun, 06 Apr 2008 03:34:33
I’ve had a hard time writing a coherent piece about my friend Ashley Morris. For one thing I’ve been broken up about his passing; for another I didn’t want to write about Ashley the mythic blogger who will pass into legend as the Paul Bunyan of the NOLA blogosphere I wanted to write about the human being. Here’s my feeble (febrile?) attempt to do so.
There are three words that come to mind when I think of Ashley: kindness generosity and thoughtfulness; none of which begin with the letter F. The Perfesser had a knack for friendship y’all. If you needed a favor of any kind he was the man to call. The first time we met he came very close to literally giving me the shirt off his back. He noticed that I was fond of shall we say loud shirts so he gave me one saying “this one doesn’t fit me any more I’d like you to have it.