Celebrating the challenges of family life in Portland and the Soggy Northwest
These are the people who have given me so much happiness
with their generosity, love, insight, humor.
Dear Eric, though of your family members I know only Robin, I can see what a precious group of people you are. And though we've never met, you have also made an impression on me. Perhaps I'll pick up one of your catch phrases, who knows. In any case, it's been an honor to be part of your journey and to get to know you and your family through your posts and video. Thank you for being your amazing self, and for drawing such good people around you. With love and best wishes, Jennifer Portnick
Eric, the legacy you have left in your life up to now dwarfs what many will in a fuller but emptier lifetime. Our family has been with you since your cancer journey began in 2005, and we cheered your return to health then. We send our warmest love and have kept you--both past, present, and future--in our treasured memories. May your values, and catchphrases, live on forever through Robin, Olivia, and Jonah and the lives that you and they have touched.-Scott Schaffer
Ah Eric. I began watching your latest clip, unsure of what I was seeing, but there you were, talking pleasantly (as always), telling some cockamamie borderline maudlin story that I had no idea of where you were heading. And then came your punchline, and I was so amused and relieved at the same time. Thank you. You have blessed everyone who has known you.
Eric, sending you love on the journey through the universe! What a good soul you are!
Thanks for the advice Eric, wise words, grateful for your stories.
Dearest EricDearest family Robin and the childrenFrom long time memories...You have touched my life and the lives of other around you.The short time I have had the opportunity to know you a little as we surffed, biked and talked philosophy, about life in Israel and life at all.You are gone now. But you are with us, within all of us.I carry you with me always. I had the thought about you and your family after almost 30 years We became parents and grown, from being young man.The other day my wife and myself had taken the walk next to where we use to surf sothren to Hertzlia Marina, and you and the other were there with me.only a few days later our friend called from Au, to tell me you had departed and we are here each one with a great mark you had left in us.I have always missed you dear friend. Brother.You brought love with dignity to us all.Be well freind as you join the greatness of Hashem,in a place of TRUTH.as we all one, no matter where we are. you will allways be in my heart.
What a beautiful tribute - brought me to tears.
To the Flamms: I met Eric once in the lobby of a Portland theater where Robin introduced us enthusiastically. We had a short conversation about activism and we agreed upon the promotion of kindness. In an act of the same, you gave me your hat. I walked away feeling special, knowing you had heard my story and I was inspired. How monumental it is to act upon your beliefs. I am infinitely grateful for your example. Sending you all my love.