April 1st, 2012

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RIP: Gregory Baker 1955-2012

According to a post through his account on Facebook by his brother, Greg Baker died suddenly of a heart attack today. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

I have known Greg for more than 20 years. We have filks songs we wrote together long ago. While I had lost touch over the years outside of Facebook, this is still a shock. We recite every High Holiday that: "A man's origin is from dust and his destiny is back to dust, at risk of his life he earns his bread; he is likened to a broken shard, withering grass, a fading flower, a passing shade, a dissipating cloud, a blowing wind, flying dust, and a fleeting dream." Yet still it is a shock when the moment comes.

Rest in peace, my friend.