Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

"How you know he died, he tell you?"

Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip. Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them. My most important rule is one that sums up the 10: if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.

-- Elmore Leonard's Rules for Writers

He was a master of dialogue, wit, and concision with a touch of style. I'll miss him. Rest in Peace.