The Real World, by Mike Gold

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, and on iNetRadio, (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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8 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    The grace under fire that the Greengereger family displayed is super-human indeed.My heart goes out to them and Bill and I continue to offer up prayers for them.

  2. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    My prayers go out to Bob, Debi, and Kate. I wish I had the perfect quote to cite, or the perfect words to say. Ultimately, they will face hard times ahead, and I hope and pray that they will find strength in each other. I am sure Robbie was loved, and I know he was taken too soon. I can only hope that in whatever comes next for him, he is given peace.

  3. Mark Behar says:

    I believe the saying goes, "There's nothing more tragic than a father outliving his son." I've never met Bob Greenberger, Mike, although I've read his articles here and in the book on Giordano. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss.

  4. Dave says:

    Mike,When I, in response to John Ostrander's column, mentioned the loss of my daughter, you replied with a comment minimizing my loss by comparing it with the losses of all the American sons and daughters in Irac – as if the loss of the one didn't matter compared to the loss of so many.While I sincerely feel for Bob Greenberger and his family (I really do), I'm surprised at the change in your attitude regarding the death of Robbie Greenberger.Perhaps this is because the Greenberger's are your friends, but it certaintly does not excuse the salt-in-the-wound you gave me.You appear to me to be a hypocryte – and more than a bit heartless.My prayers go to the Greengergers.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Dave –The response of mine you're referring to wasn't a direct response to your comment; if you check, it was a response to John's comment. It was not my intent to minimize your loss in the least. We cannot compare atrocities. The loss of many is no "worse" than the loss of one. It's easier to quantify: one hundred seems worse than one, but — I hope I can get this across — one is one hundred different, individual "ones." The point of my response to John was, and remains, that the deaths of our children and other people's children in Iraq was avoidable.I don't know the circumstances of your daughter's death, but it did sadden my when I read your comment initially and it saddens me now. I'm of that age now when the passing of anybody of the generation which follows mine hits me hard.You're right: I don't know you personally (at least, I don't think so) and of course the death of somebody I knew would hit me harder. But the point I was making was not intended to minimize your loss, and I regret and am saddened that it came across in a way that you saw as rubbing salt in your wound.

      • Dave says:

        Thank you Mike. You didn't have to write this very kind response, yet you did.You are a true gentleman.Dave Rose (By the way, how do I add "Rose" to "Dave" on these messages?)

        • Mike Gold says:

          Something to do with the way you initially registered with us. I might be able to fix it — and I certainly can forward it to someone here at ComicMix who actually knows how all these tubes fit together — but I'll need your email address. Contact us through the (wait for it) "contact us" button at the bottom of the page.

          • Dave says:

            Doh! I can't believe I didn't think of the "contact us" link. Would you belieeeve I just didn't notice it? How about I was looking the other way? Perhaps I had my eyes closed? (I recently got my complete Get Smart set.) LOLI've sent a messgae via the link.Thanks,Dave