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Unread postby Pops » Mon 19 Jan 2015, 09:59:33

PeakOil.com's old friend "Patience" is ill.

He told me this morning that he has untreatable stage 4 stomach cancer and doesn't expect a recovery.

He is a man of the sort much talked about in the Planning forum over the years, the Competent Man that Heinlein's Lazuras Long was referring to who could "change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog ..."

Patience wrote:I've done logging and made furniture with hand tools (I still have the tools), farmed and logged with horses and used only firewood heat most of my life, and raised 2 VERY capable kids (married to capable mates that currently "walk the walk" we're discussing. I"m getting old (61), so I'll have to trade skills for hard work, and sometimes get help from kids. I can still down a buck and put it on my plate, along with garden stuff, tree fruit, etc. I've smoke/salt cured meat, made soap, candles and EVERY tool I need, given only imputs of scrap iron (plentiful), and coal (got a ton) or charcoal (I can make that). Not worth a damn at fishing but my daughter is. I've made and used box traps and brain tanned leather. I've made farm equipment of wood and iron, with forge and an axe. There's wheat growning in my patch out back, corn and veggies next spring, and plenty of food stored. We have a cistern/hand pump, and a river over the hill. My machine shop will work as long as I can get gas or electric, then I can still run the blacksmith shop.


But he also understands each of us have a niche and didn't argue that his was the only right way.
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So I wish you a good trip, Patience.
Thank you for your contributions here, I'm confident you have influenced others as much as you did me.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Tanada » Mon 19 Jan 2015, 10:40:01

Amen to that. Patience is a treasure and the archives have a lot of good stuff written years ago by him for us all to learn from.

Cancer is one of my fears, while it takes 20% of all lives in the USA it has hit about 35% of my family gene pool. Best wishes Patience.
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To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby PeakOiler » Mon 19 Jan 2015, 15:12:48

That is sad news. :(

Best wishes to you and yours, Patience. You did make quite a contribution to this site and your thoughts and efforts will not be forgotten!
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Re: Patience

Unread postby careinke » Mon 19 Jan 2015, 17:55:24

I will certainly miss his contributions to the discussion, and I'm certain most of the site members feel the same way. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, I think of him as a friend and kindred spirit. His practical experiences and knowledge have been inspirational.

The sucky part of living, is you have to die. The best you can do, is live true to yourself and prepare your children for the times ahead. I believe patience has accomplished both.

Thank you Patience for the positive role you have played in my life.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Newfie » Mon 19 Jan 2015, 21:51:04

Funny, I was just thinking of him the other day, wondering if he was OK.

Never any good words for times like this.

Gods speed Patience.

You are going where we all are headed.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby WildRose » Tue 20 Jan 2015, 02:45:02

Patience, I enjoyed your posts as well.

May you have peace and the very best of care in the coming days.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Quinny » Tue 20 Jan 2015, 04:53:47

So sad to hear you're not well Patience you've been so inspirational in many ways.

I just did a quick search of your posts and you must have been one of the most active in the Planning for the Future forum when it was in it's heyday. Think a lot of us are now carrying out the 'plans' ideas put forward by you and others.

Thanks for al your advice and help and just for being one of the team. If sickness could be voted or even prayed away you'd be better now. x
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Re: Patience

Unread postby davep » Tue 20 Jan 2015, 05:33:58

I don't really have much more to say than anybody else. Patience has been one of the most inspirational posters on here as far as I'm concerned. Thanks a lot for your time and patience.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Ibon » Tue 20 Jan 2015, 16:10:28

All the best Patience. The most all of us can prepare for as we prep for the ultimate is to exit with a sense of grace and appreciation. Patience, in knowing he has been a mentor to many, can let go understanding that his kin and his knowledge forms a continuity beyond ones own mortal existence.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Loki » Wed 21 Jan 2015, 00:42:38

You'll be in my thoughts Patience. I've read your posts here and at Malthusia for years. Always good stuff. Definitely among the best peak oilers out there.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Newfie » Mon 30 Mar 2015, 18:27:23

I heard elsewhere Patience passed on earlier in March.

He will be sorely missed. :cry:
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Quinny » Mon 30 Mar 2015, 19:33:06

You meet some great people here. Patience was one of the best.
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Rod_Cloutier » Mon 30 Mar 2015, 19:55:26

You meet some great people here. Patience was one of the best.


+1

Patience was one of the few people here who treated me seriously and who did not ignore me and call me a troll.

He'll be missed !!!
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Re: Patience

Unread postby Loki » Wed 01 Apr 2015, 21:49:49

Newfie wrote:I heard elsewhere Patience passed on earlier in March.

He will be sorely missed. :cry:

Dang it. :cry:
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