Mineral Man


I lost a very close figure in my life yesterday and the least I felt I could do is honor him on this blog.

95 years on planet earth.

Sometimes certain humans make a difference, even if you may not notice.

Edward Swoboda basically created the gem world we know today. He was in the Amazon discovering emeralds, or in Mexico digging up tourmaline, before there was television.

I’ll let you read up on him on your own and through this link.

I got my name from him. He gave me his middle name at birth when my parents really didn’t know what to call me in English.

He always provided my family with an opportunity to succeed even when many doors were closed.

There were stories of South America and Africa that used to fill my imagination as a young kid as he told them like Sean Connery in Indiana Jones.

He was a heck of a cook too.

The body is just a shell.

But his spirit sure used it well.

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