I read very sad news posted by Tim Coy on the CLC Facebook page last night:
"The Self-Starter’s “Washburn’s Wisdom” columnist John Washburn lost his battle last night with health issues. He will be missed terribly in the CLC family."
As I noted in the comments, this is such very sad news. He contributed so much to the club, and was always unselfishly available to take questions or help resolve problems. I admired his tenacity in presenting detailed information in his articles and had my respect from the very first time I ever read one of his articles. I corresponded with him regarding a recent article just a few weeks ago ... I really had no idea he was in bad health. Just so sad.
I will add that his column was worth the price of admission to the club alone! I always looked forward to his articles in each Self-Starter and often just turned straight to his next story. Look to our Help Page and you will see several of his Self-Starter articles referenced. He had a great way of explaining sometimes technical & detailed subjects, coupled with lots of pictures and definitely followed the 4 C's - Clear, Concise, Complete, Correct. He will be greatly missed!