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  1. #31
    I'm afraid that I never knew the guy but I thank him for the legacy that he has left. It seems that I am very lucky to have stumbled across WF when I did - the only internet writing forum that I've ever joined. It's a great format here and I'm grateful to him (and Cran) for the way it is.
    Many condolences to those who knew him.

  2. #32
    When I first came onto the staff at WF, Rob scared me. The big, bad Baron. The man who could crush my avatar into a million little pieces. But, we seemed to run into each other in the chat room many nights and it didn't take long for me to realize what a gentle soul he was. Rob was someone you could talk to about your writing, about life, religion, science or anything and he would never talk down or preach to you. He was a great teacher, brilliant writer and fantastic leader . . . but most of all, Rob was my friend.

    I wish you fair winds and following seas, my Captain. And long may your big jib draw. Until we meet again . . . just look for the guy in the corner having a marmoset.
    Serious writers write, inspired or not.
    Over time they discover that routine
    is a better friend than inspiration.

    --Ralph Keyes

  3. #33
    I've never had the privilege of meeting this person, but it is always sad when the world loses a person. I hope his family is doing alright and the same goes for whoever knew him on here.
    it's always the silent ones....

  4. #34
    Tis not the rise
    nor the fall
    it's not the lives
    we've touched
    or the promises unkept
    it is only
    that we did at least one thing right
    that everything else falls into place

  5. #35
    He bought the site and saved it. We all owe him.


    He worked hard and pulled us out of the gutter.


    And though I've said it before, I'll say it this last time.


    Thanks Rob,


    Thanks very much.

  6. #36
    A Message From The Baron

    To The Ones I Love And Who Love Me:

    ‘When I am gone, release me, let me go.
    You and I, we both have many things to see and do.
    Do not tie yourself to me in tears.
    I gave to you my love and you can only guess
    How much you gave to me in happiness.
    I thank you for the love you have shown,
    But, for now it’s time for me to travel on – alone.

    So, grieve a while, if grieve you must.
    But not for me, only for yourself and
    For the hole my passing has left in your life.
    Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
    And remember that it is only for a while that part we must.
    Bless the memories within your heart,
    And know that no love is ever lost.
    Life is eternal – it goes on and on,
    Not just for you and for me, but for us all.

    You and I can now come closer than we have ever been.
    I shall never be further away from you than a thought.
    If you need me, call and I’ll be near.
    Although you can neither see nor touch me,
    Know that I am there.
    And when you listen inside your own heart,
    You are sure to feel my love too, soft and clear.

    And then, one fine day –
    When you must come this way –
    Alone – I shall be there to greet you,
    With a smile I shall welcome you home.’

    Fr. Pat Lennon
    Edited by Aquarius

    Dear Baron,

    I look forward to meeting you in the world of light to thank you in person for sharing your gifts so generously with us and giving us WF. It will be a great privilege and pleasure. And I wish you lots of happiness in your new surroundings, the true home of all of us, which you have so richly deserved. Cj


    Even though the darkest clouds are in the sky,
    You mustnít sigh and you mustnít cry.
    Spread a little happiness, as you go by.

    Hidden Content



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  8. #38
    I only came across this thread and I am so saddened by the news.

    After Rob's faith in my ability (more than I had) when I took the Pinocchio poems and turned them into a novel Rob published it. That publication was my first novel, it lead to the Tree Singer being published which led to Catalina and so on. Rob was always enthusiastic and encouraging. He and I did not agree on many things but that never got in the way of our shared love for poetry and all things creative. He has been an incredible influence on my artistic journey and I shall raise a red to him tonight and whisper a thanks.

    To Rob!

    and if someone can could they tell his family I am so sorry for their loss.

  9. #39
    "Why man, he doth bestride the [WF] like a colossus; and we petty men walk under his huge legs, and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves."
    --William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

  10. #40
    I haven't been on here at all due to circumstances and never met him, but God Speed Captain ::salutes::
    Happy 2016! May all your hopes and dreams come true! Hidden Content

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