Quote for jan

March 23, 2013

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences
~ Rousseau


Found on jan’s dresser

March 22, 2013

Found in the clutter on jan’s dresser. Given that the man bears a remarkable resemblance to jan, I’m guessing these are his parents.

Comments on this can be found on jan’s Facebook page.

It’s been confirmed by Joan, one of jan’s cousins, that this is indeed jan’s parents.

The man never ceases to amaze me.

March 20, 2013

There’s a pile of books on a shelf in the library on how to get your real estate license. But I never knew he’d gotten one until I found this card. I have no clue when, or what he did when he had it.

Comments on this can be found on jan’s Facebook page.

Archeology strikes again!

March 9, 2013

Continuing archology finds these delightful pictures, taken when jan was in Australia in 1900-2000.
Wombat and Wombat, cuddling.  Comments on these can be found on jan’s Facebook page.

Archeology at jan’s house

March 7, 2013

I’m doing inventory/archeology of jan’s stuff: what is this? what is its history? what are the stories around it?
Consensus is that it’s the award jan got from an Italian convention in 1976 for his fanzine, Spang Blah. Comments on this can be found on jan’s Facebook page.

A painting of jan from 1963

March 6, 2013

A portrait of the young jan howard finder. The date on the painting is 1963.

jan’s birthday present to jan, March 2010

March 2, 2013

This was taken the day jan recieved RedShift, his lovely red Corvette. He picked it up at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. This expression says everything you need to know about how he feels about it.

jan howard finder – RIP

February 27, 2013

Jan Howard Finder died at 12:54am on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Albany Medical Center Hospital CCU, from renal failure, liver failure, and basically all systems shutting down. Medically, we don’t know if it was the cancer finally going rogue, or the new drug jan was on when the old one stopped working, or a combination, or something else entirely.

I was with him when he died, and I had a friend with me. We probably had the hospital staff wondering about us, because we sat there and told stupid jan stories and laughed a lot.

jan will be cremated. And he wanted me to sit shiva for him, which I will. I’m planning on a memorial service in a couple of months, to allow as many people who can make it to do so. His ashes will be available for those who wish to scatter his ashes in those places he visited and among the friends he enjoyed.

~Lin Daniel, partner and friend

Correction: I originally typed Tuesday, February 25, when Tuesday was the 26th. ~Lin

Status update

February 24, 2013

jan was hospitalized last night with complications from a new chemo regime. You know that cartoon that says “a miracle occurs here”? We could use one. ~ Lin Daniel

Shoot ’em up!

January 24, 2013

I agree, but the physical standards should be the same for men and women. Either women have to meet the higher standards or the standards are lowered to a reasonable [?] compromise.