asher63 (asher63) wrote,
asher63
asher63

Patrick

I just learned that my friend Patrick lost his battle with cancer the other day.

I'd known Patrick through our mutual friend Michael, who's an independent journalist and travels a lot to the Middle East and other places. Patrick went to Iraq to research Saddam's atrocities against the civilian population. He'd also served in the Navy (regular and reserve) and worked with nuclear materials - which I guess caught up with him later.

I can picture Patrick as if he's sitting across from me right now, in his trademark Seattle sombrero and mustache. But he's on another journey now and won't be back.
Tags: friends, stgm
Subscribe

  • Distrito Salvaje: A blond, a brunett, and a redhead.

    My new favorite Spanish-language show on Netflix is 'Distrito Salvaje' (Wild District) from Colombia. Jhon Jeiver Trujillo (Juan Pablo Raba), alias…

  • Al aire libre.

    Before work I spent a little time on the Spanish dialog in ' Beyond the Basics' where Miguel welcomes Carlos and Juana to Madrid. It turns out that…

  • A Jewish reading of 'Game of Thrones'.

    My friend Professor Michael Weingrad weighs in on GoT: And it’s not only politics that Martin treats with bracing realism. His books are shorn of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 20 comments

  • Distrito Salvaje: A blond, a brunett, and a redhead.

    My new favorite Spanish-language show on Netflix is 'Distrito Salvaje' (Wild District) from Colombia. Jhon Jeiver Trujillo (Juan Pablo Raba), alias…

  • Al aire libre.

    Before work I spent a little time on the Spanish dialog in ' Beyond the Basics' where Miguel welcomes Carlos and Juana to Madrid. It turns out that…

  • A Jewish reading of 'Game of Thrones'.

    My friend Professor Michael Weingrad weighs in on GoT: And it’s not only politics that Martin treats with bracing realism. His books are shorn of…