My most bittersweet journey to date was made with a friend I’d first known as a sequence of blinking green letters on a black screen.
In 1993, Nathan and I started chatting on local bulletin boards before meeting up in person and becoming in fast friends. In 2008, with many years of history between us, he drove me and my newborn son up to Oregon say goodbye to my dying mom.
Nathan was my first online friend to become an offline friend, but I’ve made many more in the 21 years since then. In fact, almost all of my Los Angeles friendships began as virtual ones.
Mackenzie and I met thanks to our affection for the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer; she has been a rock to me since almost the moment we met.
Maggie and I first blog-bonded over our common love of Gandalf before she introduced me to her high school girlfriends, who…
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