It's hard to know what to say when someone you "know" through their blog and internet conversations is suddenly silenced, their voice no longer heard in everyday, ordinary updates.
I started reading internetmonk a few years ago, not long after I began blogging. It was always first on the list of blogs I would check out each morning, not just because Michael was a gifted writer, but because the conversations and commenters he was able to elicit on his site were always intriguing and diverse. He was good at playing the host and wrangling divergent people and viewpoints into an enjoyable rodeo of opinion and insight.
May God be with his family as they come to grips with losing him.