In Memoriam – Paul Berg
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words lost one of its wonderful reviewers recently. Paul Berg died suddenly during one of his beloved backgammon tournaments, a game he was passionate about. I’d like to think his love of LGBTQIA Science Fiction kept him occupied between tournaments and visa versa! He was always talking about the next books he was reading or the next topic for his Paul’s Paranormal Portfolio blog he wrote for us. His excitement was contagious! It didn’t matter what genre the characters and stories he was reading were from…he just loved all the books and their couples (from the supernatural shifters to the alien ones) to the paranormal to fantasy to the science fiction..Paul loved them all so.
And he wanted to share his love of those stories with all of you.
Paul did that through his reviews and through his blog, Paul’s Paranormal Portfolio, where he shared his love of all the characters and formats that came his way. He had discussed with me expanding it in the future to include the serial stories he loved reading and some graphic novels. I’ll miss those too.
But Paul left so much of him behind in the joy, swift intelligence, and gift of himself that he shared with others. Whether it was through his reviews of books or his presence and fierce competition at the backgammon tables or as a great friend and family member, Paul Berg made an impact in this world. He will be deeply missed.
The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.
British poet William Wordsworth (born April 7, 1770) was a key figure in the Romantic Age, which privileged emotion over reason and was seen as a cultural revolt against the Industrial Revolution.