Not Again

October 26th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized

I just heard that Nancy Lewis died on Saturday, October 23rd. I knew Nancy from the Interactive Telecommunication Program at NYU (a graduate program we both went to) and from the Scifi Channel (back when it was called that). Echo and the SciFi Channel did an interactive tv experiment together.

Nancy was also a member of Echo. When people log in for the first time they’re asked to write an online bio. Here’s what she wrote. I wish I remembered what year this was but I don’t.

“If life is a bowl of cherries look at it upsidedown and you’ve got life as a cherries’ helmet. I don’t know what that means, but heh, that’s life.

“I’m a children’s book writer aspiring to be published. I’ve been making a living as a computer consultant (mainframes). I just finished my first year in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.”

I like the cherries helmet. Damnit. Nancy really was funny and everyone who knew her will tell you she had a good heart. This news just sucks. She was 54, and I don’t know what the cause of death was yet. In case other old friends of hers read this, there’s a memorial tomorrow, October 27 at 6:30pm at:

Metro Baptist Church
410 W 40th St (between 9th and 10th)

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  1. 4 Responses to “Not Again”

  2. By Cara on Oct 26, 2010

    So sorry about this! Sounds like she was a real personality, loved the bio.

  3. By howl on Oct 27, 2010

    I like the helmet thing too, but I want to make it “a helmet of cherries.”

  4. By emily on Oct 27, 2010

    Thank you for this, Nancy was a very special person. I knew her at ITP back in 2003. This was the only piece of information I could find about her passing.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Oct 27, 2010

    Are you on the ITP mailing list? You have to get on it. A ton of people are sharing their thoughts. It’s been helping me to read them.

    Howard: Alway the editor.

    Cara, thank you. She was a character, but just so nice.

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