[Jim on a mountain.]
I have always been very careful with the word friend. I think most throw around the word much too casually, much too casually. I know a lot of people, have a lot of acquaintance’s, but friends-very few.
My definition has, and always will be someone you can call at 3AM and they will bail you out-without question. They’re gonna give you a lot of shit, and ride your ass, but deservedly so. They’re allowed because; after all, they are our friend.
Jim has left a wide path and has touched a lot of people’s lives. His is the kind of life led that should be on the news, it was a positive life, a productive life, a life lived well, lived always in search of the great wonders this World is capable of showing those that search. But Jim will not be on the 6:00 o’clock news, he wouldn’t want that. his was a life of substance-not perception.
Good bye Jim, all of us that you touched will have a space reserved for your memories, and the World is a lesser place without you.
Yeah, I agree. I will miss Jim. I am deeply reminded of the really fine people that I have known who have met an untimely death at an early age. It certainly makes one want to be as present as possible when we are gathered with friends.
Sad news Rick. Thanks for letting it be known. I met Jim a number of times at SF events and we always got on well together. He was encouraging, very knowledgeable, ready to jump in and give a hand and always wanted to bring people together to do good work. He will be missed.
I am touched by your feelings for Jim, whom I have never known. May God bless his soul. But, this reminds me of people who have had an untimely death. I have lost some very near and dear people in my life and know that nothing can replace the warmth they bring into the lives of those around them. May you have the courage to go on during the trying times when Jim is not around.