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the service is over and the rain has stopped. the sunset is brilliant in a clear sky... safe travels, lars.
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Just found out that someone I went to high school with passed away yesterday after being removed from life support. For those of you who pray (in whatever form that takes) please send the Green family in Seattle your good vibes.

EDIT: http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_040307WABpooldrowningKC.2cd159a7.html

R.I.P., Al

Mar. 21st, 2007 11:58 pm
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Noted scientist was father of Joan Baez and Mimi Farina
Paul Liberatore
Marin Independent Journal


Albert V. Baez, a noted physicist who was the father of folksingers Joan Baez and the late Mimi Farina, died of natural causes early Tuesday in Redwood City. He was 94.


R.I.P.

Jan. 8th, 2007 02:27 am
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Three years ago, my brother-in-law, Paul, committed suicide. Our relationship was rocky, to say the least. But the number one response in this entry was for him. They say hind-sight is 20/20, and losing Paul taught me to try to see things as they come instead of regretting judgments or inaction later.

So for I post this for you, Paul, and for those you left behind. I know I'll see you again, but I hope you down some Guinness and laugh at the absurdity of this earthly ride until then...





A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine
So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last.


"I answer the heroic question "Death, where is they sting?" with
"It is here in my heart and mind and memories." --Maya Angelou

In Memory

Jan. 5th, 2007 08:57 am
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Four years ago, "star child" Paul-Michael left this world. Not long before, he had proposed to his girlfriend- one of my closest friends during high school. I never got to know him as well as I would have liked; geographical distance tends to do that. But PM was the kind of guy who you felt you knew instantly. Perhaps we did know each other before.

I remember him every year and am thankful for the goodness he brought to this world.

"Goodnight, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...."

http://www.rgj.com/news/printstory.php?id=31475
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Remembering  Jimmy  today... There are also those I have managed to lose track of like Jerry and Mischa, and I hope they are well.




This one is small because the video just does not do justice to the song:

 

I miss you, funny angel boy...



In Memory

Oct. 20th, 2006 08:45 pm
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This was the last song I ever discussed with Jimmy. Looking back, I realize the song struck a chord because he felt trapped and lost. He risked everything to come out as a gay man. And instead of the freedom he had hoped for, he received a death sentence. It was the last conversation I remember us having before he quietly slipped off into oblivion. And then he was gone- vanished into a heterosexual world he thought could stave off the plague inside of him.

 Today, I remember you Jimmy and thank you for being a part of my life. You are missed, Buddy.




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Sep. 5th, 2006 09:22 am
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Happy Birthday, [profile] pcgeek13 

 You are not forgotten....
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"I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is they sting?' with
'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'" --Maya Angelou


A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine
So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last.


R.I.P., pcgeek13 You will not be forgotten...




Edit: 3/7/06, 5:47PM

For those of you who do not know, LJ lost a good man yesterday. You may have known him by one of many names- PC/Jamison/Aaron... However you knew him, please hold his wife and other loved ones in your thoughts as they learn to cope with the loss of a beautiful human being who was very much loved.

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