A few minutes after midnight, Monday June 3rd Derek was hit by a train in the Black Rock Desert. My roommate and best friend, Derek was the most skilled and caring human I've ever met. He loved to create, sustain life for both plants and animals. He the best adventure partner in the world, and he was the one who got me started making my own comics, which I now pursue as a passion. The Black Rock was his favorite place and I'm glad to say the last time I saw him, he was as happy as a person can be.
I shall spend the rest of my life striving to be worthy of his freindship.