damn, Aaron.

Some things touch my soul beyond words.

Everyone knows an uppity negro, but how many actually knew the
uppity-negro, Aaron Hawkins?
Heather Corrinna mentioned
what happened to him
Jen touched
upon it
JT’s trying not
to hit something
George says hiatus
is such a strong word
Michelle is fucking
sad and fucking angry
Bernie echoes my statement of
Earl Dunovant puts the picture
which is the visual representation of the guy whose words and IM sessions I’ve
had were more than just simple, mundane words, and the coalescence of his thoughts and dreams.

There’s not much more I can say about this. This guy knew the outer me and
the inner me without actually ever being face-to-face with me, and I’ll never forget that.

Jen requested that I put the word out there, and I will. As more info comes,
I’ll update.

(Number of updates: three).

Update one, from Jen:

Got this from his sister Val a little while ago:

"We just finished speaking with a funeral director, and we may be
having the service out here at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Homewood (18850 Riegel Road), on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Plans are to have him interred at Mt Glenwood Memorial Gardens–along with my grandparents and uncle–which is at 8301 Kean Ave, Willow Springs, IL.

Update two:
Rememberances from Lauriean.

Update three:
Dru reaching out..

11 comments on “damn, Aaron.

  1. Goodbye My Blogger Friend

    Damn! Damn! Damn! If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, steer…

  2. R.I.P. Aaron, a.k.a. Uppity Negro

    I was shocked and saddened to see the news of Aaron’s death this morning. Although I didn’t know Aaron personally I have read his blog several times over the last two years. Part of me is sad because we’ve lost…

  3. lis says:

    I didn’t know him, and vaguely knew of him, but I can see that he has affected many others… I’m very sorry to hear this.

  4. DebWire says:

    R.I.P. Aaron

    Aaron’s blog was one of the first I ever read. I loved his writing style. Now he’s gone and hopefully finding the peace in the afterlife that he apparently couldn’t find here with us. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. He wil…

  5. James says:

    There are many things in life that we will never understand but while we are here on this earth, we have to take care of each other.

  6. lizard says:

    the other night i was sitting babbling in a notebook trying to find a clever way to express the equation life = (infinity – 1)variables. the 1 being that 1 constant, the only one.
    the part in me that wants to be generous in spirit recommends i say something about acceptance even when it appears from the outside to be the wrong way around the 1 constant.
    but damn. damn about sums it up.

  7. Ariya says:

    I didn’t know Aaron, EJ. I know he was your friend. I just wanted to say how sorry I am, and that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Sauti says:


    Also I want to send my condolences to the family of a fellow blogger, Aaron.
    also known as Uppity Negro

  9. Xquizzyt1 says:

    I’m so sorry – I didn’t know Aaron, but it’s clear how special he was, by virtue that he touched so many people. I’m truly sorry for your loss. When you hear of tragedies such as this, it never fails to put a lot of things in your OWN life into perspective. From all angles. Again, I’m truly sorry.

  10. In memoriam Aaron Hawkins

    I was deeply saddened to find out today that Aaron Hawkins, the writer behind the wonderful blog Uppity Negro,

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