Sunday, August 21, 2005

six degrees of separation

i am often amazed when i visit a fellow blogger's blog, they have linked to someone i know.
i feel the need to post that a friend has turned up missing: marc salak, from davis, california. on wednesday, august 17, 2005 he jumped into a river of the epupa falls of namibia, africa. his friend watched as a current swept him away. he has not been seen since. a team of people, including a helicopter, are searching.
you can google marc to see all his amazing accomplishments. one of the most unique people i have ever met. an obsidian napper, a wheel thrower, a geologist, a guinness book world record holder (he found the tallest cactus, baja californai) the ability to write the smallest print on a post card that i have ever seen, a shrewd business man, (marc funded his travel adventures by tie-dying & selling his wear every summer in chicago), abalony diver (he can hold his breathe for a loonngg time)..., a son, a boyfriend, an inspiration to many.
even if you don't know marc, shoot a thought towards africa, for him, his friend, his mom, his sis, the folks searching.
thank you.

5 comments:

lisa s said...

laura, will be thinking good thoughts. what a gut wrenching story... hopefully he will turn up down river and give everyone a good laugh.... let's hope so!!

Arlene said...

Oh Laura, my thoughts are with Marc and his family! Please keep me posted on what's going on....

karma said...

sorry to hear about your friend.

ladylinoleum said...

Laura, that's terrible! Sending you and your friend good vibes.

Anonymous said...

My family knows the Salak family very well and I have to say that it's been a very sad time. Marc was such a fascinating person and he will be missed. I haven't seen him in years but I always knew what he was up to as his proud parents would keep my parents updated. I don't think that anything will ease the loss and the pain of all who knew him but he is in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Denise Plancon and family