It is with intense sadness that I write this blog post. Recently I discovered that my friend, Ace Lundon, who was also an avid supporter of Diversity Rules Magazine, died on October 24th. I never met him personally, but I felt a bond with him as if we were best friends.
Due to my pre-occupation with my own life and its challenges, I lost touch with Ace. However, while sitting at my desk about a month or so ago, I received an incredibly strong gut feeling to reach out to him. I was in the middle of some work and said to myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Alas, I did not. I so much wish now that I had followed through with that gut feeling, as it was surely a sign that his impending demise was near. You are flying with the angels now Ace Lundon. Sigh. Lesson learned as per the old adage, “Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.” In this case, it is a very hard lesson learned and one I will regret forever.
Ace used to recite a quote by Aristotle all the time, and it is one which I hold dear to my heart and it surely guides my life and I find myself reciting it many times as well, as it taught me the importance of thinking and being true to oneself:
“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
As a personal token of my love for this man, the December issue of Diversity Rules Magazine will be dedicated to him. As part of this dedication, I would love to scatter the issue with quotes of remembrance from his many friends, family, and whomever else was touched by this remarkable man (not in the Trump sense of the word either … ha, ha, ha). If anyone would like to submit something please email me at:
Despite not personally meeting Ace Lundon in the flesh, I will miss him very much — his words, and his reassuring tone that all will be fine. I know you are not resting in peace Ace, as I am sure you are busy doing what you did best — encouraging the angels to think for themselves, with a bit of a potty mouth. LOL!
We will all do our best to carry on your work, and try to make the world a better place and to battle injustice where it resides.
Peace my friend.