One frustration of an RSS reader (I assume it applies to all, not just Google) is you never know when the feed stops working. Is it that the blogger got tired, switched to Facebook or Twitter, lost his ISP, or maybe died? Or did the feed stop working? Or, worst of fates for a blogger, does one never wonder about them.
Anyhow, I've discovered my Berry Deep France feed wasn't working, so belatedly found some of Dirk Beauregarde's posts, including this moving one on the death of his mother.