Apr 082017

It’s a bit late, but I just found out Mark has passed away in Feb. 2014.  It was not unusual to go for long periods without communications between us and I was concerned, but not enough to contact his family, and then I found this:


I will keep this website up as long as I am able but I have had no contact with his family and may be forced to shutdown without notice.

Though I was unable to attend his Holiday parties or get together at any conventions for the last half dozen years, I wish that I had been able.  I will always remember how great Mark was at reading to a group and it was always one of the high points of any convention I attended with him.  

He will be missed,



Oct 262011


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