Monday, July 13, 2020

Ol' Remus Has Gone Silent

In HAM radio they call it a silent key. It is an older term, from the days of Morse Code, but it is a gentle way to say that a voice we heard will not be heard again.

Ol Remus who gave us the Woodpile Report is reported as having passed away from cancer just a few weeks after diagnosis. His link goes silent. We are diminished.


10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very sad, He'll be missed. If we get to join up with our loved ones, Remus will be with his recently deceased wife. Good for him...

Unknown said...

I'm so very saddened by this news. Having said that, I am quite sure he's blissfully hanging out with the angels, and glad to be outta here!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

We are diminished indeed Borepatch. I will miss his wisdom and his recalling of The Before Times.

Gorges Smythe said...

Ask not for whom the bell tolls.

selsey.steve said...

He is being missed already. His words about current events were prescient.

Greg said...

This is being widely discussed around our interlinked corner of the blogosphere. Phil's post here has a comment thread with links to archives in various places:
https://bustednuckles.com/2020/07/11/rest-in-peace-ol-remus/
Much more to follow I'm sure.

Greg said...

P.S. Word has it that the avatar picture is not Remus, but that he said it looks enough like him to use it. The image seems to me to be a clip of a Norman Rockwell painting.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Borepatch;

Well Damm.....I will miss his Woodpile reports....We are lessened

Murphy(AZ) said...

Borepatch: I owe you for pointing me in the direction of the Woodpile. It was always a good read, and thought provoking. Ol' Remus will be missed.

John said...

I kept checking his site every few days hoping he was just indisposed in
some fashion though I feared the worse. I understand his wife had recently
died and I am sure he was devastated by her loss. These things often happen
together when a in a long, happy marriage one spouse dies.
The one who is left soon moves on to be together with them again. God Bless them both,