I was looking forward to his take on developing situations.
I have had a hellish year, and the worst part is more about others, but I am involved. I made a quick post, about the future world, that RAZD would not be able to see. That post was just after I saw that the cancer thread, on June 4, had the horrific news about his passing.
I forgot to mention the alternative energy developments , especially solar.
I noticed my omission, not too long after my post.
In normal times , I would not have forgotten.
RAZD was quite involved with the dirt and mud, hands on experience , of many of the developing issues WHICH ARE MAJOR ISSUES in the broader time we are living in.
He was a valuable player in our times, though he won't get recognition he deserves.
Re: I was looking forward to his take on developing situations.
He got recognition here and that is what matters to us.
He always encouraged me and seldom called me out, even though our ideologies did not match. He encouraged me during my time of dieting and fasting and sobriety from gambling. His posts were teachable moments. He made Deism seem cool.
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So very sorry to hear this news. For the last several years, whenever I would skim over the forum, I would specifically target his meaningful posts. His words were like a bright candle of humanity in an unfortunately dark and willfully censured world of blight.
I so wish we had more empathetic, curious, outspoken, and intelligent people in the world like RAZD. How infinitely better all our lives would be.
Goodbye RAZD, you will be missed more than you will ever know. Salute!
Over this cuckoos nest of contributors one soared with posts of knowledge and rationality and sensitivity, all while dealing with health issues with courage and dignity. He has set a standard to which we should all aspire.