Chris Peterson, long time voice on this comment thread, passed away due to pancreatic cancer on May 10th.
Chris and I met in the 6th grade at Hennessy School in Grass Valley. In later years we were roommates in Nevada City and Tahoe Donner, where we worked together in the kitchen at the Northwoods Clubhouse.
There were times I wanted to murder him, and others where he saved me. All in all he was a good friend and a voice of reason on many topics discussed on this blog.
My condolences to his family and friends.