February 21, 2017
"Missing his presence especially now in our current troubled times. I know he would have had a unique, useful analysis of what has happened and what we might do about it. RIP Tom. From a fellow veteran of the '60s. BG (Thousand Oaks, CA)"
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
February 20, 2017
"I first met Tom, during one of his re-election campaigns for which I did database support, in the early 90's. I had the privilege of getting to know him personally when he was teaching Deep Ecology at Santa Monica City College. Tom introduced me to Rep. Bernie Sanders [in the 90's]; by then The Bern had declared his independent status and they were, of course, aware of each other's work.
When I learned of Tom's passing, I was brought to tears: here was a man I truly was grateful to have known, and I would have been deeply honored to have been called a friend by him.
Tom was a pragmatic intellectual, political leader, and put his life on the line for his beliefs. He was one of the brightest lights I have had the privilege to meet in this life.
The entire world has benefited from his lifetime of service to the causes of truth, freedom, and peace. My sincere condolences to his family."
February 19, 2017
I was honored to be a student in a class he taught at Santa Monica College. It was called Religion and the environment. I learned more in that class than all the other classed I attended combined. You will be sorely missed Tom, what a great example to humanity you were."
February 08, 2017
"My condolences to the family. I remember reading about him and marveling at the fact he fought for civil rights...when many were content to just sit on the side lines; not rock the boat. May I offer something you may find encouraging. His battle for equality will come about once God's kingdom comes. This is the same kingdom prayed for in the Lords prayer. Ps 37:10,11. This is something to look forward to."
December 09, 2016
"No one ever has inspired me more.