Carl Simons, 44

Carl Simons, a Los Angeles-based attorney, blogger, and longtime participant in the JMG community, passed away late last month. Simons began commenting here four years ago (when this blog was still mostly personal short stories) and his kind messages and supportive attitude encouraged me greatly.

When readership grew and several other readers named Carl began commenting regularly too, Simons began signing his posts as “Carl (the muscular lawyer one).” That’s probably how most of you would remember him.

I haven’t found an online obituary and don’t know the circumstances regarding Carl’s death. Today JMG reader and fellow blogger Jeff sent us this scan from LA’s Frontier Magazine which notes Carl Simons’ passing. My condolences go out to Simons’ loved ones. We will all miss Carl’s wit and compassion here on JMG.