CnlPepper writes: I'm sure I'm not alone in being saddened to learn that Terry Pratchett, author of the exceptionally popular Discworld series of books, is reported to have been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimers (BBC News article). Despite his diagnosis he is optimistic and intends to keep on writing. You can read Terry's post here.
"Well, it don't make the sun shine, but at least it don't deepen the shit."
-- Straiter Empy, in _Riddley_Walker_ by Russell Hoban