Finding this pic on FB with our bracelets right next to Esther’s has absolutely made my morning!

When loved ones die, people always say, “Don’t be sad. I’m sure they would have wanted you to be happy.” I’m sure that’s true. But let’s be realistic here, people also want to be missed. It is every person’s nightmare to leave the world behind as if they had never been there at all.
Esther Earl, This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
In these pages, and in my memories, she reminds me that a short life can also be a good and rich life, that it is possible to live with depression without being consumed by it, and that meaning in life is found together, in family and friendship that transcends and survives all manner of suffering. As the poet wrote in the Bible’s Song of Solomon, ‘Love is strong as death.’ Or perhaps even stronger.
John Green, This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl


Thoughts about Esther by Unironic Enthusiasm

In which Linda shares some thoughts about life, death, and Esther.

Thank you to pretty-little-birdie for submitting a link!


Finally finished my Nerdfighter t-shirt quilt!!! I’m so happy with how it turned out!! No one really gets all the nerdy stuff but I know and nerd fighters will know and that’s all that matters to me!! The 2nd one down on the left is DFTBA in galifrey, sadly the camera couldn’t pick it up. I thought the constellation fabric was fitting, and I loved the handwritten-letter print too much not to have it! So grateful to everyone who helped me with this project and to everyone who taught me how to make it! DFTBA



Esther Day Gathering - 2014!

Today, I managed to pull off a gathering I’d been organising for a few days in memory of Esther Earl and in honour of Esther Day. For Irish Nerdfighters! We had it today, August 6th, three days after the original date, and it went really great! People brought infinite baked goods and we played Werewolf and Ninja and just laughed and talked and basically had an awesome day - we also had a different kind of our traditional “circle time” where we talked about the friends and family that we loved and were grateful for. I was also selling t-shirts and keychains for an Irish charity, CanTeen, who earn funds to support teens with cancer. It was a great day overall and I was so glad to be able to organise something in honour of Esther (with of course a lot of help from some of my great friends!)

So yeah, do you guys think you could make John Green find the thing?

This is absolutely wonderful!

So lovely :)


Look what arrived today!! I am so happy :-)


The #tswgo bow tie makes a great hair accessory when wearing the @leakycon “let’s geek out” shirt!


LeakyCon, I love you.