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    Posted August 12, 2014 by
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    In Memoriam

    A Bright Star Shines, Soars, and sometimes Flickers

    I have been an ardent fan of Robin Williams for most of my life. So much so that he was on my short list of people that I would want to have visit me if I was on my death bed. The man made me laugh at times so hard that I could not breath. His performance Live on Broadway was brilliant. At other times he stirred up a lot of emotions for me in many of his acting performances including The Fisher King and What Dreams May Come. I had the privilege of watching him perform live twice at our local Comedy Club at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, CA. I stood in line to buy a ticket for 3 hours one time, and was lucky to grab the 2nd to last ticket. The show was fantastic with a free flowing and brilliant monologue. I would see him in passing on several occasions while cycling in the Marin Headlands. I was always going the opposite direction and never wanted to turn around and bother the man with an intrusive hello can I ride with you. Of course I would have said something to him if I had been going the same way, and asked him if he wanted to pace each other for awhile. He was an avid collector of bicycles and I had made an introduction to Robin via a friend of friend regarding a new custom wooden bicycle line that had just started to be sold in Sausalito, CA. It turned out that Robin ordered one, and he was regularly checking in with the custom bike manufacturer while he was on his recent honeymoon in France. I hope that he had some great rides on that beautiful bike. It was a classic ride for a class act who sadly ended his life performance too soon. I hope that Robin is riding high in spirit and smiling at the world. I think that the somber yellow moon over Tiburon, CA tonight is a reflection of his passing. Rest in Peace Robin Williams.

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