In a heartfelt final post addressed to his family and friends, blogger Derek Miller posts about his own death. Miller’s last post is, by turns, matter-of-fact, poignant, brave, and contemplative. This post is a blogger’s version of The Last Lecture. Ironically, the first post that I read on his blog was his last, and I have a feeling that this is an experience that many people will be having over the next few days. Early in final post, Miller says the following:

“I haven’t gone to a better place, or a worse one. I haven’t gone anyplace, because Derek doesn’t exist anymore.”

I don’t know Miller’s politics or his views on spirituality and religion, but despite his claims to the contrary, I’m pretty sure that he lives on in the hearts and minds of his family, readership, and – at the very least – on one of’s servers.