Eternal Rest Grant Him, O Lord ... For Gregg Margarite

I had the privilege of "meeting" Gregg on SFFaudio and he seemed larger than life somehow, so it was with great shock that I heard via SFFaudio that he died of a sudden heart attack.

This is such a shock and I am really sad because I’m going to miss Gregg so much. He was pervasive in my life, whether via his many LibriVox readings, hearing his conversations on the SFFaudio podcast, or our sparring on the occasional SFFaudio podcasts we were on (as is only natural for an outspoken Catholic and an outspoken existentialist). I am doubly sad because I always cherished the hope that I would get to New York City and be able to have cocktails with him.

Maureen commented at SFFaudio that she suspected Philip K. Dick is now showing Gregg around the afterlife and that made me laugh. It made me hope that that stubborn existentialist took the chance offered at the last second to grasp Christ's hand and get to meet all those fine authors who have gone before him and whose work he read so well for LibriVox. And I am praying that when I get to Purgatory, they'll either tell me he's gone on ahead ... or he'll wave a hand at the chair next to his.

Gregg, we will all miss you very much.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
And may Gregg see your face, Lord. This I pray.

Cross-posted from Happy Catholic.


Episode 183: Genesis, chapters 45-46

In which there is a family reunion.

Episode 183, chapters 45-46
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NOTE: The mp3 files says 46-47 ... that is my error. The file actually contains chapters 45-46. Sorry!
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    Episode 182: Bridge of Birds, chapters 16-17

    In which Legs of Great Power can only carry us so far and
    we meet an old acquaintance who tells of a blessing in disguise.
    Episode 182, chapters 16-17
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