Glenn Swanson RIP

glenn swanson rip

One of the reasons TTAC writers have a take-no-prisoners attitude: they know they're going to die. If you have a strong sense of morality, and accept the fact of your mortality, you realize you might as well make some noise before your time is up. To paraphrase Adlai Stevenson and Dylan Thomas, it's better to light a roman candle and curse the darkness than go gently into that good night. I never met Glenn Swanson face-to-face. I wouldn't have recognized him if I'd passed him on the street. But as writer, he was one of us. Glenn's sense of humor, passion, cynicism and perfectionism qualified him for duty. On Friday night, Glenn died of leukemia. He's the first of our writers to shuffle off this mortal coil. Obviously, he will not be the last. Meanwhile, Glenn will be missed. His spirit and work will be remembered by those who are not afraid to tell the truth about cars, and those who are willing to listen.

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  • on Aug 04, 2008
    Robert or Frank: could we have a few of his best pieces reposted this week as a tribute? Ditto. Sorry to hear that he's gone.

  • Menno Menno on Aug 04, 2008

    Condolences to his family and all of his friends, including all of us here at TTAC. From the "Other" Glenn. AKA Menno.

  • Capeplates Capeplates on Aug 05, 2008

    Codolences to all his family

  • Atruss Atruss on Aug 05, 2008

    I worked with Glenn, he was a great person, and was quite a shock when I received the voice-mail. I knew Glenn for 4 years, he was my I.T support, we got along very well, and I consider him one of my friends. He will be greatly missed. RIP Glenn There's no Windows OS issues up there my friend.