News of Alex?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Higgs Boson, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    We used to email, but haven't heard lately. Concerned.

    His email starts with "Che..."

    HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Nov 9, 2013
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  2. Higgs Boson

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-11-09 19:19:43 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:

    >
    > We used to email, but haven't heard lately. Concerned.
    >
    > His email starts with "Che..."
    >
    > HB


    His Usenet nym is "Chemiker", but he always signs as "Alex".
    His last post on this NG was May 27, 2013.

    The last of his posts in any of the photo news groups was in
    alt.binaries.photos.original on September 23, 2013.

    My last email communication with him was in December 2010.


    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Nov 10, 2013
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  3. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    On Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:25:57 PM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-11-09 19:19:43 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >
    >
    >
    > >

    >
    > > We used to email, but haven't heard lately. Concerned.

    >
    > >

    >
    > > His email starts with "Che..."

    >
    > >

    >
    > > HB

    >
    >
    >
    > His Usenet nym is "Chemiker", but he always signs as "Alex".
    >
    > His last post on this NG was May 27, 2013.
    >
    >
    >
    > The last of his posts in any of the photo news groups was in
    >
    > alt.binaries.photos.original on September 23, 2013.
    >
    >
    >
    > My last email communication with him was in December 2010.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    >
    >
    > Savageduck


    Thanks, Duckie, I know his Usenet nym, but was ultra-cautious to not put full info, privacy-wise.

    At the NG you mentioned, I didn't see any posts later than '05 or '06. ???
    Could I trouble you to post the 9/23/13 as follow-up to this thread?

    I'll also try him again; he usually answers emails promptly, so...

    TIA

    HB



    I emailed with him a few months ago, and just tried recently but no reply.
     
    Higgs Boson, Nov 10, 2013
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  4. Higgs Boson

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-11-10 06:28:36 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:

    > On Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:25:57 PM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:
    >> On 2013-11-09 19:19:43 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >>
    >>> We used to email, but haven't heard lately. Concerned.
    >>> His email starts with "Che..."

    >>
    >>> HB

    >>
    >> His Usenet nym is "Chemiker", but he always signs as "Alex".
    >> His last post on this NG was May 27, 2013.
    >>
    >> The last of his posts in any of the photo news groups was in
    >> alt.binaries.photos.original on September 23, 2013.
    >>
    >> My last email communication with him was in December 2010.

    >
    > Thanks, Duckie, I know his Usenet nym, but was ultra-cautious to not
    > put full info, privacy-wise.
    >
    > At the NG you mentioned, I didn't see any posts later than '05 or '06. ???
    > Could I trouble you to post the 9/23/13 as follow-up to this thread?
    >
    > I'll also try him again; he usually answers emails promptly, so...
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > HB
    >
    > I emailed with him a few months ago, and just tried recently but no reply.


    Here is a copy of his last post to ABPO:

    NNTP Posting Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:26:24 -0500
    From: Chemiker <>
    Newsgroups: alt.binaries.photos.original
    Subject: Re: Meditation 20130914.jpg
    Dare: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:26:31 -0500
    Message-ID: <>
    References: <>
    X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 6.00/32.1186
    X-Usenet Provider: http://www.giganews.com
    NNTP-Posting Host: 108.12.89.94
    X-Trace: sv3-57eIg41oaUfxUqrqU2K5/ULGA6qHOI8WhQQonPBQqmrnVDGHVTdtAtnPyUVerK+xAjLbtYExlkh0/ui!l39ZtQ8jhQT5R3IAP5Ovpwz5VyQ1+2xSCXZFOHyhk/758RzKae/BtB/PzOmj2xLTsUbH2JacspSP!16jPEEYM1XILnGfg7WK7PGmUK/84
    Xref: e

    alt.binaries.photos.original:759065

    Glad to see that camera is working well. I used a P90 as my GoTo in
    Europe, but the long tele shots were soft. Nice for shooting fog on
    the Danube, but not good for bright days. Looks like Nikon got their
    act together. That long TF range plus light weight is just was the
    traveler needs, especially if they're in my age range.

    Enjoy!

    Alex


    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Nov 10, 2013
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  5. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    On Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:32:12 AM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-11-10 06:28:36 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:25:57 PM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:

    >
    > >> On 2013-11-09 19:19:43 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:

    >


    [....snippage.....]]
    >


    > Thanks, Duckie - you de man.


    I'll try Alex again.

    HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Nov 10, 2013
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  6. Higgs Boson

    Chemiker Guest

    I'm still lurking around. Have done no camera work for the last couple
    months. Been caught up in family stuff. My oldest son was in the
    hospital for brain surgery. Didn't work and he was in a coma for a
    couple weeks. The plus was pulled and he died Sept 13. Things are
    still confused and this week I'm going to East Texas for the estate
    sale of my MIL. My email still works. Thanks for being concerned.

    Alex

    On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:01:19 -0800 (PST), Higgs Boson
    <> wrote:

    >On Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:32:12 AM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:
    >> On 2013-11-10 06:28:36 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > On Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:25:57 PM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:

    >>
    >> >> On 2013-11-09 19:19:43 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:

    >>

    >
    >[....snippage.....]]
    >>

    >
    >> Thanks, Duckie - you de man.

    >
    >I'll try Alex again.
    >
    >HB
     
    Chemiker, Nov 11, 2013
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  7. Higgs Boson

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2013-11-11 14:32:31 +0000, Chemiker <> said:

    > I'm still lurking around. Have done no camera work for the last couple
    > months. Been caught up in family stuff. My oldest son was in the
    > hospital for brain surgery. Didn't work and he was in a coma for a
    > couple weeks. The plus was pulled and he died Sept 13. Things are
    > still confused and this week I'm going to East Texas for the estate
    > sale of my MIL. My email still works. Thanks for being concerned.
    >
    > Alex


    While I am happy to hear that you are still out there lurking, I am
    just so sorry that I have to extend my condolences to you and your
    family. It is tough to suffer a loss like that and one never truly gets
    over it.

    I have been through a similar experience with my wife with her brain
    hemorrhage and surgeries, her subsequent disability and decline. In the
    five years since she died I still miss her and haven't moved beyond my
    social life of a stump. I hope you have all the support from friends &
    family you can get.


    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Nov 11, 2013
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  8. Higgs Boson

    PeterN Guest

    On 11/11/2013 9:32 AM, Chemiker wrote:
    > I'm still lurking around. Have done no camera work for the last couple
    > months. Been caught up in family stuff. My oldest son was in the
    > hospital for brain surgery. Didn't work and he was in a coma for a
    > couple weeks. The plus was pulled and he died Sept 13. Things are
    > still confused and this week I'm going to East Texas for the estate
    > sale of my MIL. My email still works. Thanks for being concerned.
    >
    > Alex
    >
    > On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:01:19 -0800 (PST), Higgs Boson
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:32:12 AM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2013-11-10 06:28:36 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> On Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:25:57 PM UTC-8, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> On 2013-11-09 19:19:43 +0000, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >>>

    >>
    >> [....snippage.....]]
    >>>

    >>
    >>> Thanks, Duckie - you de man.

    >>
    >> I'll try Alex again.
    >>
    >> HB


    I am truly sorry to learn of your loss. I think that the worst thing
    that can happen to a parent, is the loss of a child. I have no
    meaningful words, to express my feelings. I have several friends who
    suffered the loss of a child. The only thing you cna do si rely on your
    family and close friends for the support you need. I wish you well, and
    trust that you will be able to move forward with your life.



    --
    PeterN
     
    PeterN, Nov 11, 2013
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  9. Higgs Boson

    Noons Guest

    On 12/11/2013 1:32 AM, Chemiker wrote:
    > I'm still lurking around. Have done no camera work for the last couple
    > months. Been caught up in family stuff. My oldest son was in the
    > hospital for brain surgery. Didn't work and he was in a coma for a
    > couple weeks. The plus was pulled and he died Sept 13. Things are
    > still confused and this week I'm going to East Texas for the estate
    > sale of my MIL. My email still works. Thanks for being concerned.
    >
    > Alex


    A friend in Montana lost his eldest daughter a few years ago after a
    horrible and long disease and even today we feel her loss as if it was
    ours. I don't know about a god that allows a son to go before the
    parents - it's just not ... right.
    Oh man! I can't even articulate proper words. All I can honestly say is:
    incoming good thoughts for you and family.
     
    Noons, Nov 12, 2013
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  10. Higgs Boson

    Chemiker Guest

    My friends, thank you for your kind thoughts.

    Just to set the record straight, please know that my deceased son was
    not a child. He was a career soldier in the US Army, a Lt. Colonel,
    Airborne and a Ranger. He was my eldest son at 48. There is
    speculation that the aneurism, which was in the area of the Circle of
    Willis (which is at the base of the brain, centrally located) was
    induced by certain head injuries he sustained while deployed. He had
    retired 6 months earlier. Like me, his middle name was Alex.

    At the memorial service, many Army personel were present, including
    his younger brother, who is a Colonel in the Medical Corps.

    I agree there is something basically wrong with parents burying their
    kids (per his wish, he was cremated) but we're handling it OK, I
    guess. Except when he received his salute vollies and they played
    taps, his Mom and I held up OK.

    Enough for now. Thanks again.

    Alex


    >We used to email, but haven't heard lately. Concerned.
    >
    >His email starts with "Che..."
    >
    >HB
     
    Chemiker, Nov 12, 2013
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  11. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:13:40 AM UTC-8, Chemiker wrote:
    > My friends, thank you for your kind thoughts.
    >
    >
    >
    > Just to set the record straight, please know that my deceased son was
    >
    > not a child. He was a career soldier in the US Army, a Lt. Colonel,
    >
    > Airborne and a Ranger. He was my eldest son at 48. There is
    >
    > speculation that the aneurism, which was in the area of the Circle of
    >
    > Willis (which is at the base of the brain, centrally located) was
    >
    > induced by certain head injuries he sustained while deployed. He had
    >
    > retired 6 months earlier. Like me, his middle name was Alex.
    >
    >
    >
    > At the memorial service, many Army personel were present, including
    >
    > his younger brother, who is a Colonel in the Medical Corps.
    >
    >
    >
    > I agree there is something basically wrong with parents burying their
    >
    > kids (per his wish, he was cremated) but we're handling it OK, I
    >
    > guess. Except when he received his salute vollies and they played
    >
    > taps, his Mom and I held up OK.
    >
    >
    >
    > Enough for now. Thanks again.
    >
    >
    >
    > Alex
    >

    Alex, I emailed you personally to express my condolences (that sounds so stiff!)
    and to thank you again for your generosity to me.

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    HB
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >We used to email, but haven't heard lately. Concerned.

    >
    > >

    >
    > >His email starts with "Che..."

    >
    > >

    >
    > >HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Nov 14, 2013
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  12. Higgs Boson

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:13:40 -0600, Chemiker <>
    wrote:
    : My friends, thank you for your kind thoughts.
    :
    : Just to set the record straight, please know that my deceased son was
    : not a child. He was a career soldier in the US Army, a Lt. Colonel,
    : Airborne and a Ranger. He was my eldest son at 48. There is
    : speculation that the aneurism, which was in the area of the Circle of
    : Willis (which is at the base of the brain, centrally located) was
    : induced by certain head injuries he sustained while deployed. He had
    : retired 6 months earlier. Like me, his middle name was Alex.
    :
    : At the memorial service, many Army personel were present, including
    : his younger brother, who is a Colonel in the Medical Corps.
    :
    : I agree there is something basically wrong with parents burying their
    : kids (per his wish, he was cremated) but we're handling it OK, I
    : guess. Except when he received his salute vollies and they played
    : taps, his Mom and I held up OK.
    :
    : Enough for now. Thanks again.
    :
    : Alex

    Very sorry to hear it, Alex. Like others in the group, I rebel at the idea of
    parents outliving their children. It happened to our daughter, whose twin sons
    were born hopelessly prematurely in 1999. One never gets over it completely.

    The U.S. is fortunate to have a highly competent, politically independent
    military, even if our leaders don't always use it wisely. We understand the
    sacrifices our military personnel make to keep us safe and free. We thank your
    sons for their service.

    Perhaps the creativity of photography will help you over the bad times. Our
    daughter, who has since had three more children, has developed into a fine
    child photographer. Hang in there, and keep shooting.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 16, 2013
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