I just got a call from Kansas City. My brother, Steve, known here as tr ig, passed away this afternoon from a heart attack. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him, including Jenny, his son Eli, and myself.

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Comment by nanatehay on July 10, 2017 at 1:12am

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 10, 2017 at 2:16am

Brothers. Yes; I so get this (as many, many do.) All-Best through this hell, Nana.

Comment by Phyllis on July 10, 2017 at 2:28am

Another loss, tr ig will leave a big hole. I am sorry for the pain that your family is going through.

Comment by greenheron on July 10, 2017 at 2:44am




I just woke up and now I’m numb.

Yesterday he was here bragging about his new lawn mower. He and Anna talked about having good lives now, after having hard ones. He was joking with nana about being related to Charlemagne. He was. I can’t believe that now we have to say ‘he was’.

Talking robots, slanty bold, BAVs, those fish pictures.  

Nana/J. I am more than so sorry. I hate that words are so inadequate. I hate that I can’t reach through my laptop and hug the crap out of you, like that would even help an iota.

Comment by Token on July 10, 2017 at 2:48am

I know that, like many here, tr ig expresed no religion, but showed a great personal spirituallity. May his spirit fing what it needs to find, and may you and Eli and his mate find comfort in his memories and accept comfort from all his friends (and worthy enemies). tr ig and I have had some epic dust-ups over the years, and I would not dishonor a relationship by characterising him as a "friend", buthe was a reliable and in his way thoughtful and poetic "enemy". He will be missed

My sincere condolences to you and his family

Comment by greenheron on July 10, 2017 at 3:01am

So weird that I am now sitting here crying for someone I know only through tapping at laptop keys. So weird that you can love people you've never met. How do you tell your real life friends you need a hug because you are grieving for someone you met on a computer?! 

There is a PM from him in my inbox this morning, sent yesterday. Damn.   

Comment by greenheron on July 10, 2017 at 3:10am

gah. There's a humor post at the top of the feed.


Don't post that stuff today. Don't dishonor Steve.

Comment by Steel Breeze on July 10, 2017 at 4:49am

sorry to hear,my condolences....

Comment by nanatehay on July 10, 2017 at 5:42am

i didn't drink enough and now the sun is coming up and i can't stand to feel this way in the day time. we either die or every one we love dies. not necessarily in that order. i didn't drink enough

Comment by Boanerges on July 10, 2017 at 5:43am

I "liked" this, although God knows I don't like it at all. I'm dreadfully sorry to hear this news, Nana. You and Trig have been on my friends/favourites list since ... well, almost since I joined Open all those years ago. Please pass along my condolences to Eli as well.


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