Sunday, February 8, 2015

Len Wein #1word1thought1moment

Len Wein being his unique self in the hospital.
Photograph by M.C. Valada

I just came from visiting with Len Wein at the hospital. If you don't know who Len Wein is, I can wait while you Google it.  He's most famous as the creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, but there's hardly a comic book character this man hasn't had a hand in in some way, as writer or editor -- including recent contributions to The Simpsons and Doctor Who.  
But more importantly, Len is one of the sweetest, funniest, truly good people you will ever have the pleasure to come across.  He and his wife Christine are a nexus for other smart, funny, geeky people. I have been lucky enough to call them both friends for something close to 20 years now.
Len is having triple bypass surgery, most likely on Tuesday, Feb 10. And because he's a person who loves people, who thrives on company and connection, he would like to be carried into that surgery on waves of positive energy.  So please, send up your prayers, your white light, your Yops of any kind -- Len can use it all. 

Like when Martha Jones saved the world by getting everyone on Earth to think of The Doctor all at once.

So, let's reach out to everyone who knows Len or knows his work.  (So... everyone.)  Let's use that "telepathic field, binding the whole human race together" that Martha spoke of. Let's all share one word, one thought, at one moment: Len Wein.

Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 7:30 AM PST.  Please be thinking of Len then.