I did not know about Robert's death until today when I happened to search for him online to see what he was up to.
I met Robert in the 1990s when he lived in San Francisco. I'd just moved there from TN. I was so green and unaccustomed to life "in the big city".
Robert kind of took me under his wing and introduced me to books, artists, and musicians. He helped me to transition from a somewhat timid young man into a strong, confident, spiritual person.
I owe him so much... Words alone cannot express my gratitude for his positive impact on my life.
I have a picture of him on my refrigerator that I look at every day.
The world has truly lost an amazing man.
My condolences to his partner and the rest of his family.