Kent E. St. John lived a life that many of us would envy, it was always lived to the very fullest and he saw more of the world than anyone I know. On Thanksgiving, at home, he passed away, with his loving wife Lisa by his side. He was a very important part of GoNOMAD and he will never be forgotten for his many contributions in energy, his stories, fine photography and mostly for the love that he had to share travel stories. You can read his many travel stories on GoNOMAD, they represent his amazing life and wide travels around the world.
While this blog will never be updated again, it’s a tribute to a fine writer who fought bravely against cancer and whose words will remain a testament to a compassionate, generous spirit, who was loved by many.
Max Hartshorne, November 2012
It has been a very tough few weeks, cancer treatments can take an amazingly long time to get past, if ever. Still you plug away knowing you must. I even spent a few nights at the Sloan Hospital, it seems all tests were passed and I’m feeling good and back to the Mac finally. My new dreaded and hated enemy is AOL and even my 15 year old email address is done so if you want my new one drop a message and I’ll send it through my G Mail address and it will get mailed out soon.
I had a wonderful country style message on my phone on my return, ” welcome home and by the way seems like you got a new member of the house hold. A big black bear keeps coming around your house from the meadow in the back. Well anyway welcome home and lets get together soon”. I fired up the drone and hit the video, modern day bear hunting!
Long Beach isn’t just an Urban Waterfront Playground it is also a haven of unique museums. My favorite being molaa… (Museum of Latin American Art). It houses works dating from 1945 till today and is the only museum in the US that covers Latin art. The permanent collection great but it is the traveling works that rock me, usually pieces done by artists unknown here in the states but megastars in their home country.