Safe voyage, Captain — 9 Comments

  1. Seriously GD? Last I heard was that he had gone to South Africa to work, Very sad news as his was one of my favourite blogs.

  2. It's not strange at all to mourn someone you never met especially when you were in constant contact with the person.

    So fair weather and wind in your sails, Captain.

  3. I was also very sad when I heard the news, I've no idea what happened.  I thought he was through the worst of his troubles and was making a fresh start.  I knew he had come back from South Africa and was job hunting again.

    I will miss him………

    • I hadn't home across that site before. 

      Damn!  I suppose it is a natural progression of life but death is hard when it hits.

  4. At this point, you know as much as I. 

    I just hope he found the peace from the demons that haunted him.

  5. It is indeed a sad loss. He really was one of the good guys; honest, humorous and self-effacing. On the few occasions I had contact with him, he always found time to reply in an affable and courteous manner. He didn't suffer fools gladly, and was merciless with trolls.

    When I hesitantly joined the Twittersphere, he was my second follower. He had time for all the people with whom he interacted on the web.

    Like you, GD, I never met him, but I felt I knew him, and when I heard of his demise I felt a palpable loss. As you say, the interweb is a meeting place, and our lives are richer for it; but it will be poorer for having lost CR.

  6. I will miss him terribly too, we never met but wrote often, I got his last email on 2nd. March and replied on the 5th. He usually answered quickly but had said he was thinking of driving to Scotland to see his sons so I wasn't too worried, although he was in a very dark place. Such a vibrant person I can't believe he is gone. RIP Colin. 

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