Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Remembering Rick

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This is a sharing space for any thoughts of, on, about, or dreamed up by Rick Pirko. We welcome all to add something by clicking on any "SHARE MEMORY OR COMMENT"...(see below)
Richard touched many and so he lives on. Following below are a few of the ways he affected those lives and the world around him: tributes, memories, stories, comments, observations, expressions of grief and gratitude, sympathy and encouragement, sorrow and hope... ...And hopefully as time goes by, support for each other in carrying on those principles and lessons that meant so much to Rick...working to preach these "last" best hopes, both the "how's" and the "why's".

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  1. My name is Angela Pupino an I met Rick about this time last year. He really reached out to me and as my mom says "took me under his wing". This winter I was having some problems at home and I saw no hope in myself or the world. Rick, although he didn't know it, helped me hope and dream again, and gain confidence in myself. I really didn't know him for very long, but he touched my life in so many ways. I don't know what he saw in a twelve year old who had no friends her own age, but he must have seen something. I am honored I knew him.

    October 23, 2008 2:35 PM

  2. No doubt spam above but sounds good: "I was Tianshan, waiting for a moon."
    Tian' Shan' Mountain Range in Siberia (Chinese: 天山 ("celestial mountains")

  3. 開心唷 said... may the blessing be always with you!!
    March 19, 2010 3:05 AM and 火吟 said...You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person March 30, 2010 6:21 AM

  4. From all of us former students who worked under you at the Ward Beecher Planetarium: we miss you Rick!

  5. I was reminded of Rick last night. I was flying back from EWR to SEA last night, and I was able to see quite an impressive Aurora from the north side of the plane.

    So I got home, and looked north, to stare into the quad-beams from the local brandy-new megachurch a half-mile north of me.

    Could I see the aurora? Um, no, but I could see the bajillion-lux lights from the "Washington Cathedral".

    Rick, and our discussions on light pollution, immediately came to mind. (sigh, sniffle)