One project that I thought might be worthwhile is to peruse some of the EvC Archives and link everyone up with some of RAZD's best posts and replies over the years. I've just not had time to do it yet and perhaps you might remember some of them better than I would. Does that sound useful or honorable for your brother?
Edited by Phat, : No reason given.
“The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.”Calvin Coolidge "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain " “As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”-RC Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith - You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. Anne Lamott I Have Strong Arguments Which I Cant Say To You~CG
jeez, I didn't mean to make this thread come to a halt.
Well then I'll add a little more...
When I first posted here it was RAZD who welcomed me. But you knew that without having to check, because RAZD welcomed everybody. He was always so friendly to new posters, making them feel at ease, pointing them to threads that might interest them and, most of all, providing help with the dBCodes.
So many forums are a hostile environment to newbs. Some people will seize any opportunity to bully new members. Even without that sort of thing, a place like EvC could be especially intimidating given the expertise and erudition of many of the members but it's never felt that way. That is in large part due to RAZD's example. He was an extraordinarily generous guy and I will miss that.
RAZD and myself were going through cancer treatments at the same time. He was such an encouragement. He was a good good man and he will be greatly missed here, and no doubt even more so by his family and friends.
He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.
xong, it broke my heart to find out about your brother! He was the single most extraordinary intellect I have encountered on the web and definitely in the top handful encountered in my personal life. Even after a life spent as a biologist he broadened my understanding of many different related fields far beyond what I could have achieved on my own.
Years ago he invited me to share some of my photography with him privately and I did. Over the years he pointed out details and offered insights that I had missed.
His courage facing his cancer was an inspiration to me facing my own.
I grieve his loss and celebrate the triumph of his life. My thoughts are with you!
I miss him!
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