Sometimes fierce convictions and action on behalf of them keep us alive longer than expected. Other times they kill. I have this awful feeling that confrontations with the corrupt Ohio SoS Kenneth Blackwell may have contributed to the untimely demise of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. One of her heated exchanges with him was recorded on video. She was pulsing with anger--worse than painful to watch. Long live the memories of both these exceptional heroes and everything they stand for.