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Fair Warning - Keep hanging on, kid

Hi. On Friday - Good Friday, of all days - I found out that my friend, brilliant journalist Lyra McKe
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Fair Warning - Keep hanging on, kid
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #78 • View online
Hi. On Friday - Good Friday, of all days - I found out that my friend, brilliant journalist Lyra McKee, had been shot dead by dissident republicans in Derry. Shock turned to tears, turned to grasping at memories of the time we spent together and the messages that formed our friendship. I had hoped in the days between, to find more things to laugh about. Grief does strange things to people.
Lyra wrote this moving, inspiring letter to her 14-year-old self. “Keep hanging on, kid. It’s worth it. I love you.”
She also wrote about the suicides of the so-called ceasefire babies in Northern Ireland: “We were the Good Friday Agreement generation, destined to never witness the horrors of war but to reap the spoils of peace. The spoils just never seemed to reach us.”

Over the pond
How to make music out of the Mueller report redactions
Elsewhere
Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox
Odds and ends
Spell-O-L: Hilarious Misspellings in Reddit Comments
I know this edition is uncharacteristically short and not particularly great. I wanted to make sure that I keep writing it though. Maybe you should not forward this edition to people who have never seen Fair Warning before. Send them a link your favourite one instead! Usual links: Buy me a coffeePatreon. Twitter.
There is a fundraiser in Lyra’s memory - the money will go towards funeral costs and to create something to represent her legacy, if you feel like you want to do something.
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