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February 20, 2007



That was a moving eulogy. I'm sure his family will appreciate it. That was a poignant clip too. I'm sure Clarence will have approved.


I hope Clarence knew how well he was loved. Such a selfless guy. He left an incredible impression on his family and friends... just hope he knew that.


Will now read 'on the road' again. Anyway, some people are on the road forever!


"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."


I remember you making kwento to me about this guy. He died? So sad. He really seemed like an interesting chap.

May he rest in peace.


No more Pearls? Ugh! He will be missed dearly!


This is very sad news. I never met Clarence but I knew him through his beautifully written pieces in "Pearl of the Orient Seas".
Yes, he will be missed!


I'm sorry I never got the chance to meet him... I'm sure I would have enjoyed hime immensely.
Well, I'm fully esconced in Baltimore - I guess its been a month now - and the happiest I've ever been in my life - I'm in love with my 1810 rowhouse and my neighborhhood - you and Frayed need to visit!


It was pure chance that I read your blog and saw this unhappy news. We emailed sporadically and I had been meaning to meet with him after I arrived back in the Philippines. Procrastination has never been so ugly.

Gary Fontaine

I knew Clarence, oh, so well. He was a hero for us all. He blended--often awkwardly, sometimes humorously--dreams, family, tragedy and adventure better than ANYONE that I have ever known.

Good bye, Clarence.

Love and Aloha,

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