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ATTN READERS!!! Clark sounds as though he was an a...

2007-07-02T14:11:00.000-07:00

ATTN READERS!!! Clark sounds as though he was an awesome person! I wish I had known him!!
My name is Kendra Coggins. I work with an asset investigation agency. I have located over $35,ooo that belongs to Clark Adams c/o his father Gerald I am wondering if anyone on this blog knows of any family members or next of kin that can help in recovering these assets.

Kendra Coggin 1-800-556-4245



This is very insightful, thank you. I met Clark i...

2007-06-26T19:47:00.000-07:00

This is very insightful, thank you. I met Clark in Alabama, and always enjoyed talking with him and hearing him speak.

I also volunteer as a crisis counselor. Please spread the word that anyone can call 1-800-SUICIDE and talk about their pain, anonymously. Maybe we can help one more voice from being silenced.



Thank you, Cathe. This was... this was necessary,...

2007-05-31T18:48:00.000-07:00

Thank you, Cathe. This was... this was necessary, your post.

I was saddened to hear of Clark's passing. In many ways, his life and mine were very similar, what with our freethought activism and our own personal demons.

The strange irony is that I volunteer as a suicide prevention crisis counselor here in California.

Depression is a terrible thing, insidious and invisible, and hearing of Clark's passing again makes me think that this simple volunteer work might be the most important work I ever do.

My heart goes out to Judy, Jenn, and all others who loved Clark. Including you, Cathe.



My two kids and I saw Clark at his "Atheism and th...

2007-05-30T20:11:00.000-07:00

My two kids and I saw Clark at his "Atheism and the Media" presentation in Sacramento on May 13th. I cannot say I knew him, but he was a great joy to us. I have not seen my kids laugh that hard in quite a while.



Cathe, Thank you for writing this. It does help p...

2007-05-25T17:12:00.000-07:00

Cathe,

Thank you for writing this. It does help put things into a different light. It was beautifully written and very eloquent. I was one of those asking, "Why?!?" and feeling anger at Clark.

Clark always seemed self-deprecating. I know he didn't handle praise well, which always struck me as strange. I mean, he worked so hard for the things he achieved that he deserved some recognition, and yet, when it was offered, he would look down and away. Then he'd respond with a humorous comment and shift the conversation somewhere else.

Although I called him a friend, I wish I had gotten to know him more. I wish there was something I could have done. I realize, considering the length and depth of his plans that this wasn't something that he might have been dissuaded from... but I still wish I could have done more for him.

When I first came to Vegas, I got involved and helped out. I know that Clark wanted the LVFS to grow, but that he had so much on his plate already. I had withdrawn a lot from the LVFS several months ago because of some personal stresses in my life. I realize that there is much more to what happened, but there's that little part of me that still feels guilty and worries that if I had stayed involved... then maybe he wouldn't have felt so pressured and fatigued. I know this is a natural feeling and I'm sure a lot of people feel something similar, asking, "is there anything I could have done?!?".

I feel so bad for Jen & Judy, and also for so many other people that were close to Clark.