Bob with Ganesan
in Ojai in June 2006.
This is perhaps the most generally healthy Bob ever
emotionally, and spiritually.
The Lymphoma showed up a few months later,
with his first operation in Spring,
as it neared completion.
Now, at least until (if) the ridiculous road is constructed,
it is a great place from which to enjoy Arunachala.
Bob and Arunachala.
The best picture of Bob "ever"
according to many of his friends.
He is standing near where his house
in front of his beloved
The "Ganesh" aspect of the mountain,
the elephant profile,
is easily seen Bob's his
This is mentioned in the book in which Bob is "Captain Tom,"
The Shiva Paradox.
BOB's Last Picture
Taken July 29, 2012
in the skilled nursing facility in Oxnard.
Bob was very happy to be walking with canes,
not a walker.
Two nights later
his bowels went septic.
No one wanted
Bob's last image to be as he was
in ICU or palliative care
Bob's beloved nurse, Laura.
She brightened Bob's last years
and was looking into his eyes as he died.
Captain always said he was lousy at meaningful relationships.
With Laura he made a liar out of himself."
In his last year Bob enjoyed telling her,
"If I were ninety years younger
your husband would be in trouble!