- Posted August 12, 2014 by
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Partial to the Journey
He'd done well for himself. He was one of a kind,& his talent & drive earned him a spot in our hearts. He had a son named Zach who grew up playing baseball in my little league. I'm partial to the name&the game. Partial to the journey. I always looked forward to playing Zach, cause his dad would come to all of his games& undoubtedly do something hilarious. A comic turned megastar that was never too busy to go to his son's baseball games.
In the past year he worked w/ OEF/OIF&OND veterans at the VA hospital, in my dad's unit at the Palo Alto VA. This meant a lot to us, cause I'm an OIF veteran working in a PTSD clinic for OEF/OIF/OND vets. A clinic that he was planning to visit in the coming weeks once he'd overcome a heavy spell of depression. I have nothing but compassion for the hand he played as long as he could play it. A balancing act that few can comprehend while out performing both comics&actors alike.
He committed suicide,& I have a sense of loss only equalled by my admiration for the strength it took to live his life. Thanks Robin!