i keep being amazed by how many people who write blogs that i (at least occasionally) read knew marla ruzicka personally. like him and him and her and him. i think there are more, but i can't remember where i saw them anymore. she really seemed to make an impact on a lot of people.
for the record, i never met her. i never even heard of her before her death. but all these personal tributes really bring home what a loss this is.