Anna Catharina Mulder|Jul 7, 2019
My heartfelt condolences for your loss -
Reading the last entry of you - the left behind daughter - makes me feel so infinitely sad I almost can't breathe.

Experiencing the loss of the loved gone one , who was able to share
' world'
, - love , ideas, warmth within lifetime
through
simply being an actively sharing thinking and handling being -
Today I was starting reading about Erik Solon Wright's existence throughout reading sociological theory- I am thankful he left his writing , I am thankful you are keeping a precious , attentive stance alive
Thank you
Love, Anna
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Anna Catharina Mulder|Jul 7, 2019
My heartfelt condolences for your loss -
Reading the last entry of you - the left behind daughter - makes me feel so infinitely sad I almost can't breathe.

Experiencing the loss of the loved gone one , who was able to share
' world'
, - love , ideas, warmth within lifetime
through
simply being an actively sharing thinking and handling being -
Today I was starting reading about Erik Solon Wright's existence throughout reading sociological theory- I am thankful he left his writing , I am thankful you are keeping a precious , attentive stance alive
Thank you
Love, Anna
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Leslie Salzinger|Jan 31, 2019
In the week since he died, my thoughts have continually returned to Erik, to his loss, but also to the amazing inspiring way that he died as he lived, to the fullest. I send you all my deepest condolences and the wish that his memory will indeed be a blessing. Leslie
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Isabelle F.|Jan 29, 2019
This is now a week since learning that Erik’
unique assemblage of stardust had stopped breathing. How heartbreaking this is.
Erik, you wanted to enter into meaningful exchange till your last day. What an example you are. What a contribution you made. What a presence you will continue to have in our life and our way of thinking about the problems of society, and transforming them.
a special expression of gratitude and love support to Marcia, Becky, Jenny, and your wonderful family as you have to adjust to this new phase in life.
xoxoxox
i.
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Kathy Cole-Kelly|Jan 29, 2019
I was out of the country when Erik died but have had few thoughts that haven't included him since i learned of his dying. I just read through the incredible comments...feeling such awe in the vast numbers of people from around the world who have been touched deeply by knowing Eriki. It's truly remarkable what an impact he has had and will continue to have on so many peoples' lives. And this blog....it's to me the most powerful testimony of what an incredible human being that Eriki was.....his insights, his descriptions, his humor, his honesty ....I could honestly re read a lot of it for my own edification often. Thank you Becky for helping keep the blog active. I'm sending so much love to all of you....with so many memories flooding in my mind...wishing some comfort and goodness are coming your way. Kathy
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Lola Ferrer|Jan 26, 2019
!Gracias por tanto!
Siempre en los corazones de las gentes de buena voluntad.
Tus lecciones de vida serán siempre nuestro faro de luz en el camino.
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Amy Lang|Jan 25, 2019
Dear Marcia, Becky and Jenny

I'm so very, very sorry to hear of Erik's passing. I was an EOW student in the early 2000s, and I have pursued a career trying to implement some of the principles of his real utopias work in my own small way. One of my enduring memories of grad school was a dinner party at your home, where after dinner we were playing a trivia game and Marcia you kindly chided Erik about how he set up the rules of the game to be something that he would succeed at. Your comment has stayed with me for 15 years, and allowed me to see Erik as a human being - in all his wonderfulness and imperfections too.. Erik's blog, and your own contributions, are incredible testaments to an intellectual curiosity that continued to the end of his life. Thank you for sharing your beloved husband and father with many of us students over the years. My very deepest condolences at this sad time.
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Ursula Lawrence|Jan 25, 2019
Dear Marcia, Becky and Jenny,

The last time I saw Erik I was in graduate school -- he very, very graciously allowed me into a summer reading group he was holding in your living room. Of course I'd talked to him so many times before - in particular when I was thinking about going to a graduate program in sociology (which I ended up doing, largely because of him!). He was wonderful and I have been struck this week by how much I've reflected on his loss even though it had been so long since I'd seen him. I'm thinking of all of you too, of course, and wishing you strength and love. One more quick thing, I'm currently working at a large national union and this week our national director of organizing stopped by my office to talk about Erik. He showed me a chart from one of Erik's books that he keeps above his desk and looks at when he develops our campaigns. I know Erik was so important to so many academics and writers, but organizers throughout the labor movement have used his ideas as well. Hundreds of thousands of workers who never heard of him live markedly better lives because he lived, thought and shared his brilliance with all of us. What a loss, but what a life! With love, Ursula
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Mark Martin|Jan 25, 2019
I didn't know Erik at all well but worked with him from afar on some books he published with Verso. He was kind, charming, and patient, and I was impressed by his palpable commitment to his work and ideals. It's always a pleasure to meet someone whose admirable convictions find expression not only in ideas and writing but in those mundane daily interactions that take up much of any life. Much love to you all.
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Carly Pope|Jan 25, 2019
It was such an honor to take care of Erik over the past couple of months. I always admired how intelligent yet humble he was - and even in some of the toughest moments of his stay he was always thinking/self reflecting and finding meaning in whatever the current situation was. I’ve enjoyed witnessing the outpouring of love for Erik among his friends, family, colleagues, and students - he clearly impacted so many people. It was a pleasure to know him and care for him and witness his love for Marcia, his daughters, and grandchildren. Your family has been in my throughts on all of my off weeks and I will continue to think of you all during this time. - Carly, RN
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