Doug Faunt (n6tqs) wrote,
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Activism and grief

One of today's quotes from the Dialogue Project:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
(Theodor Seuss Geisel)
One of my resolutions is to do some work to make things better in the world.

I've been grieving, two deaths and a bit of private stuff.

Jim, KB6MYV, died Friday after living for 12 years with bladder cancer. We had taught ham radio courses together, but had lost touch, since he cared a lot about how our local ham club was run, and I took it much less seriously. I'd thought of him recently, since I've been in his neighborhood a lot in the last year, but regret that I didn't follow up. He was very active in local politics, and would approve of that resolution.

Jules, W2JGR, died this weekend also, age 88. He'd lost his vision, so was not on the air for the past couple of years, and was missed.
He'd often worked me on my DXpeditions, and always in contests. I visited with him when I was in Minneapolis a few years back, and chatted on the air a number of times since. He had a tower on the top of a high-rise in Minneapolis, so had a really good signal. He contributed a lot to the RTTY community.

And there's too much paperwork to do in the world.
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