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Aphelion Editorial 015

June/July 1998

by Dan L. Hollifield

This issue is respectfully dedicated to the memory of my friend
Allan Horne
May 12th
1968 - 1998

Allan was tragically killed in an automobile accident on his 30th birthday. His friendship and support had helped me make it through many a tough time over the last fifteen years. Allan was one of the few people who have become as close to me as my blood kin. Mere words cannot express the loss that I feel, for one of the brothers of my soul is gone.

He was a blinding flash and a deafening report... My eyes are still dazzled- and I pray that the echoes never cease.

More bad news:
Our Technical Specialist and Guru, Robert Wynne, was caught in an appartment fire in mid May. He is suffering from 2nd degree burns on his back, and he and his fiance' lost almost everything that they owned- they escaped with the clothes they were wearing, their pet cats, and not much else at all. Please join me in wishing Rob a speedy recovery... and thanking whatever version of the Creator that you, personally, hold dear- that Kim and Rob's lives were spared.

I've had ample cause to reflect upon how precious a thing life is, over the past few weeks- and how quickly it can dissappear. Let each day become a celebration and each hour remind you that you're lucky to be on this earth. No matter what your personal situation- remember, our time together here is fleeting. Wring every last drop of living from each and every moment, revel in your existance with every breath you draw. Truly, we are only immortal for such a short while.

Make your life count!

Welcome back for our 15th issue!

NEWS FLASH: Aphelion has gotten it's own domain! (as if you haddn't noticed!) Look for us to be making some changes in the near future as Rob and I get things de-bugged and shifted around.

Robert Wynne and I have re-worked the Mailing list and now have one to which you can automatically subscribe (or Unsubscribe if that be your wish). Please thank Rob for all of his work on this list, for it took no small effort to iron out the bugs. Also, I'd like to thank all of Aphelion's readers for being patient while the mailing list was being revamped.

Because we were working from an old copy of the list, there may be some people who have sent me "Remove" notices that were not updated to that particular copy of the list. Please re-send me your "remove" request and I'll get right on it. Also, some of Aphelion's writers have yet to be included to the list. If you've writen a story that appeared in Aphelion and you have yet to receive an Update/New Issue message then please take the time to add yourself to the mailing list. Thank you in advance for your time and trouble.

If you would like to receive notices from Aphelion when this page is updated, please join our new, revised, automatic mailing list. To subscribe:
Send a message to majordomo@america.net with the following in the body of the message:

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There! Simple, wasn't it?

As always, this mailing list will only be used to notify you of new issues and will never be given out to anyone else... 'cause I hate spam as much as you do!

The Lettercol is back!

I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails or signed the Guestbook for your feedback. Keep those messages coming, folks! Without those messages we will never know what we need to improve upon. Hope you like the improvements so far!

We had 1252 Readers visit Aphelion in April and 1049 in May for a total of 2301 readers for issue #14!
WOW! We must be doing something right!
Thank you! Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.

And now, I'll shut up and let you get to reading. Thanks again for visiting. Enjoy yourselves!


1998 Dan L. Hollifield

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