Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Death of a Blogger

I was saddened to read of the death of blogger Dodderyoldfart, writer of the blog Rest Area 300m, aka Simon Lindsay. I enjoyed his humourous writing style. Through him I now have an appreciation of those who take care of our roads as he wrote about his observations as part of a small road maintenance crew looking after about 200km of SH3 on the West Coast of the North Island, NZ. I now see myself as a potential killer as I approach road work teams. Through him my eyes have been opened to the abstract qualities of road signs & markings. Thank you, Mr.D.

We often pass those men in the bright high-vis jackets, and give them not a thought.
I'm a working man too. A man in dirty overalls and steel-toed boots. I'd like to think that my working garb does not define me. Doddery's certainly didn't define him. He was well read, a thinker, a philosopher of the back-hoe.


Mr. Natural said...

I followed a link in the comments on rest area 300m to your blog and learned of doddery old farts death. glad I am curious, but sad to lose him...his pictures were an inspiration to me to come to New Zealand to meet up with some artists, and snoop around the North Island for a month recently...

Elizabeth Love said...

Welcome, Mr Natural. Reading the comments on Simon's last blog post it seems that he was an inspiration to others in many different ways.

Have a 'snoop' around the South Island next time you are over!
Take care.