Kent E. St. John 1955-2012

by Max Hartshorne

Kent has checked out.

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


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