Life is not always so wonderful after all…

These past few days have been trying and very difficult – our readers are not being ignored. It will be awhile before we have the ability to begin posting again – at a very slow pace.

On Thursday morning I did not fall asleep until a short-bit after 3:00 a.m. only to be awoken at 4:25 by my wife to inform me that our Son had passed away. My Son Mark would have been 38 in two weeks. Having spent the weekend emptying out the home he lived in – it became more difficult for me by the hour as too many great memories came flooding back – but it still has not hit me that way it shall…

This has been a trying time for all of us. Do to all that has happened and what I have had to do these last days, our daily program, The Edge of Darkness will also be affected for this week as I will only be broadcasting Live on Monday August 30 with archival reruns for the balance of the week.

We appreciate your indulgence.

In addition to our direct loss, Saturday night we were informed that our dear friend Tom Srdich finally took flight to Heaven. Tom had been suffering with Alzheimer’s disease for some years. That unto itself is an interesting story for he is one of only two people who I have dedicated a portion of one of our websites to – Have You Lost Your Mind? on

On Tuesday, we shall remember the late Princess Diana’s passing twenty-four years ago. What is it about this time of the year.

Finally, I received a column this morning from my friend Charles Dickens which I will post soon – but it was his closing remark that said so much…

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” ~ It’s a Wonderful Life, 1947 by Liberty Films.

4 thoughts on “Life is not always so wonderful after all…

  1. Justin O Smith

    Oh my dear friend ___ Words are not much in days like these, when one we love so much leaves Us for a better place. I am saddened more than I can say over this tragic loss for You and Your wife, the entire family and all who knew and loved Your son.

    As a Believer in Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Savior, I feel certain that we never really lose the people we love, even after death. They’re in our every act, thought and decision we make, and their love leaves a marked imprint in our memories.

    I hope that whatever happy memories both You and Your wife have of Mark are going to help ease the pain of Your grief in the days and months and years to follow. Try to take comfort in the love You both shared with Your Son.

    It’s the will of God and Nature that death comes to us all and we lay aside our mortal bodies, before our souls see the true life ahead and the Heaven that awaits, and as such, this life is a way station for a better day. We grieve the parting of our dead and their leaving, and then we rejoice their rebirth among God’s angels.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote, “He spoke well who said that graves are the footprint of angels.”

    There is no death, only a change of worlds.

    May God Rest Your Son’s Soul and May He Find Peace.

    If there’s anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

    I love You, Brother.

    ~ Justin

  2. Bob Riley

    You have my deepest sympathy and my condolences. If there is anything I can do just say the word.
    Praying for you and your family.
    Bob Riley

  3. Larry Cooper

    I have no words sir …
    It’s been said we are not meant to outlive our children. I know the feeling of the loss of a life that was close to me. Even those that were premature. Though not one of my own offspring, my own progeny.
    I know nothing of the details or circumstances of this loss to you, nor is it my business to know.
    I can only offer my most sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of grief for the loss of a child. Though he was a grown man, with experience of living to adulthood, to be gone at nearly 38 years is still tragic. I consider you a friend sir, though we have never met face to face. I am here to offer what comfort I can, as I am no stranger to death in the course of my life.
    Go to the place that gives you comfort in trying times. Stand barefoot on this earth to which you’re born,
    there you may find the strength to deal with this loss. The source of your strength, is from your source .
    Breathe deep and slow, listen for the sound of your own heart beating, hear the world around you.
    Concentrate on nothing else … You may feel something, you may not. There will still be an effect …
    This has worked for me in times of intense stress or strife. It’s all I’ve got for you brother .


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