Being there for you as you have been for us...

This morning for me, or right before Jose went to bed, we here at DóndeEs.com received some sad news via our feed subscription to Gil the Jenius. Gil's Dad lost a heartbreaking battle with depression, alcoholism, and associated complications thereof. While we've never met anyone from Gil's family we extend our sympathies. We both, and me especially, have come to count Gil as one of our(my) friends here in Puerto Rico.

After Jose and I both met him a couple of years we've all grown our friendship through the years, often working and dreaming together. Part of our shared dreaming is visible in DóndeEs.com. As a small tribute to Gil and his loss here are a few of those dreams he has shared with us or we've learned from him:

  • that passion, dedication, and action can turn fantasies into reality;
  • that the so called "experts" are wrong most of the time and that the true mastery of a subject, in this case Internet technology will rise above the crowd to demonstrate what is possible (even in the face of all discouragement)
  • that one of the biggest problems we have is searching for products, companies, information, providers, etc. that exist within Puerto Rico (in many ways that is our mission, make everything that can be found about Puerto Rico, findable within one resource)
  • and most especially, that if we want to make a better Puerto Rico, then we have to keep trying; we can never give up.
I know personally, I've learned and gained a great deal from Gil and his blog "Gil the Jenius". In my opinion it is the number one blog written in Puerto Rico and the number one blog written about Puerto Rico. Gil's writing is beautiful, insightful, provocative, and usually pretty funny.

So in this moment of sadness, we would like to extend our best wishes for Gil and his family. May they find the strength, patience, understanding, and peace that are so often needed during these times. I'd also like you to know, Gil, that my life is richer, more bright, and most definitely more optimistic with you as a friend. Be well...

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Gil C. Schmidt

5 de marzo de 2007, 11:43
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dijo...

To Both of You: Thanks. I pray I have the chance to share with you for many more years.

Gil C. Schmidt

5 de marzo de 2007, 11:46
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dijo...

To Both of You: Thanks. I pray I have many more years of sharing with you.