Skip to comments.T'wit, FReeper extraordinaire, has died.
Posted on 08/05/2007 3:55:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser
A great FReeper and close friend passed. Twit, also known as Timothy Wheeler passed on. In tribute, I would like to make this the August thread of Terri Dailies, the topic foremost in Twit thoughts.
Tim was a man of great faith, a faith that grew stronger especially in recent months. As I type this, I still am not yet coherent, as I try to awaken and sip a good coffee brought to me recently by Tim. In his usual fashion, he probably figured I would appreciate a little care package and would appreciate the better quality than the usual fare we would fix.
But I do not want this thread to be maudlin, nor a reminiscing on anecdotes, rather a stab at what Tim would want.
Twit was passionate about the beauty of nature, of good books, good music, and intellectual challenge, but mostly he was passionate about his love for our America, for Jim Robinsons FreeRepublic, and for our fight for those in the plight of Terri Schiavo. For the latter, he sought justice and fervently hoped and prayed we on Terris List would carry on this battle against the evils of those who would control who lived and died.
In our many talks, he would sound like a poster boy for all the stated position of Jim Robinson.
His wife told me last evening the final thoughts he had. As can be expected, it was for us to continue our fight as we have done already. She hoped that rather than flowers or donations sent, that donations be directed at causes like that supporting Terris Legacy, the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. In this way, we remember him and further his wishes. Twit and I talked a lot about faith and I can reassure all, his faith in Our Lord was strong and growing stronger, a comfort to me that he carried it to the end.
My words come out with difficulty this morning, but should flow better later, although without the word play and banter we would sometimes engage, at least for now. Twit would be upset if I quit the puns for long, though.
We will continue our prayers for T'wit and his wife and family.
Thank you! I forgot to add that it is an anonymous poem. It is beautiful.
Here is an article where he talks about crossword puzzles.
Words at play
National Review, April 6, 1984 by Timothy J. Wheeler
There are 3 more articles written by T'wit that show up at this site too.
Yep, he played a couple of those word games with me.
He had told me that he was with National Review for a long time, but I wasn’t aware how pivotal a role he played.
What a nice poem.
Prayers for his family and friends.
Another FRiend gone. God bless him and his family.
Thank you for posting that link. Did T’wit have a sudden heart attack?
My condolences also. May his memory be eternal!
Thank you for posting this beautiful tribute with memories of your dear friend Timothy Wheeler/ FReeper t’wit.
God Bless Timothy Wheeler, and May God Bless and Comfort his surviving friends and family.
My sincere condolences.
He went peacefully, and quickly into Our Lord’s arms, much unlike those victims of euthanasia for whom he fought. We did not know the exact cause of his death. Time may disclose it.
It is not a change of pace on this thread, but is a continuation of just what T'wit has charged, that we continue. At this point in my morning posts, I expect T'wit has had his first cup of coffee and is starting to read through my first comments, about to comment or quip very soon. It leaves me great emptiness that those words will not follow on in a few minutes.
This is about one of T'wit's deep concerns.
Roozrokh had gone to San Luis Obispo to help recover Navarro's organs. Roozrokh prescribed inordinate amounts of painkillers and injected an antiseptic into Navarro's stomach to speed up death and enable his organs to be extracted more quickly, said authorities who brought criminal charges, the Chronicle reported.
If the charges are true, "the cascade effect is likely to produce a chilling effect on organ donation," Southern Baptist bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell told Baptist Press.
The researchers acknowledged their study involved only this patient, although they plan to try it with other patients. They also said the treatment would not help patients considered to be in a persistent vegetative state, such as Terri Schiavo, and likely would not work with those who are worse off in the minimally conscious range.
Schiavo, who died in 2005 after being taken off water and food at her husband's request, received electrode implants but they were not successful, according to The Inquirer. Some experts believed Schiavo was not in a persistent vegetative state.
"I can't tell you how many women I know who've been pressured into aborting by a boyfriend, husband or parent," said Georgette Forney, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, in a written release. "Everyone in every state should support this type of legislation. After all, how could someone who says he's pro-choice oppose a law that tells a woman she has a choice?"
>> Schiavo, who died in 2005 after being taken off water and food at her husband’s request, received electrode implants but they were not successful, according to The Inquirer. Some experts believed Schiavo was not in a persistent vegetative state.
And just why was the implant not successful, Mikey? Care to tell us?
The brain stimulator implant was a success, said her husband, Mike.
It really frosts me when supposedly learned experts squiggle in the most limp of time worn mantra lies to make their faux points.
It was the 11th U.S. Circuit that ultimately decided the Terri Schiavo case, which held that Congress could not require the courts to continue life support for a woman who had been in an irreversible coma for years. The U.S. Supreme Court then refused to get involved in this matter.
Though the case was not heard during my clerkship, Judge Hughes authored the lower court decision in the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court later affirmed Judge Hughes' opinion, which remains the law of the land today.
Oh yes, Mikey, congrats and then what? Tell us about how you conducted her speech and occupational, physical therapy afterwards, and when you had that device removed...
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