Friday, January 14, 2011

A Candle for Michael

In memoriam
March 23,1962-January 15, 2008


Rev. Danny Fisher said...

I was just thinking of Michael's poems the other day. I didn't realize how close it was to the anniversary of his death. We still miss him in the Buddhist blog world... _/|\_

Mungo Says Bah! said...

Never met him, except through his blog. But I'll never forget him.



Anonymous said...

Dear Danny and Mungo,

Thank you for remembering Michael. By doing so, we keep his spirit alive.

Michael's sister Valerie

Anonymous said...

Your light still shines bright and you continue to inspire. You left behind, quite a legacy with your photos and writings.
I miss and love you always.
Your Sister,

becks said...

I did not know Michael, but for his blog. His poetry, photos, and words of wisdom have touched, and continue to touch, my life deeply. THank you for keeping his blog online. His life (as seen through his blog) is both an inspiration, and a reminder.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for your comment. It means a lot to us that Michael's blog friends remember him and return here.


Buddhist_philosopher said...

I'm taking a moment now to pause and give thanks to Michael and all that he has given us - and to you as well, Valerie for keeping his message alive.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Justin, for remembering and appreciating.


Dwan said...

I think of Michael often - I wish he'd known how much of an impact he'd had on my life, via blogging. Danny's right - we really do miss him out here in the "Buddhist blog world...." _/|\_

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dwan. Michael would be awed if he knew how many lives he touched.


east village idiot said...

I just came upon this tribute. I was a great fan of his blog and even met Michael during one of his visits to Tompkins Square Park. He was a very special person.

Bob said...

I still think about Michael from time to time and about some of the things we did together in Philadelphia when he lived here--biking, Chinese restaurants, walking. Also, I can never think about Japan without thinking about Michael's time there, and his descriptions of what he saw there in his letters. We kept in touch a lot in those days. It's sad I never got to say a proper goodbye to him when he moved north.

Anonymous said...

"I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. Your memory is a keepsake and without you I am not the same……I hold you in my heart and it's there we will never part. The Universe has you in its arms, I have you in my heart."
Your Sister, Nancy

Libby Ingram said...

I still think of Michael and his poems.

Peace to you.


Anonymous said...

I just returned from Japan. Michael would have loved to hear about my trip. I miss the chance to talk to him about it. -Bob