posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 07:11 PM
I want to add a personal "Jim" story to this thread that I will make brief...
Jim had a near magical ability to capture people's attention through the written word (his books) which is really hard to do, but even more so
in person. The story I want to share is about a trip Jim and I took to a very famous entertainer's estate out in L.A. back in 2009 or 2010 (I don't
recall the exact year and it doesn't matter enough to look up) so Jim could get a look this person's family member's amazing collection of JFK Case
The scene was as follows...
Big beautiful mansion, up in the hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley from the gorgeous backyard.
The other folks in attendance are a mix of people in their 20's on up to late the 30's.
After dinner Jim shared his latest research with us all, it was sort of his life's work all knitted together into a 2 hour presentation that included
no media other than slides. No slick video or audio, nothing but the man himself speaking to us with the slides as a visual reference that allowed us
to keep up with his powerful mind.
I've never seen a more engaging "presenter" in all my years, it was pretty magical. He avoided making it a lecture and really made it feel as if we
were all discovering this information together, the way he could weave so many seemingly disparate and very complex topics together in a way anyone
could understand was his brilliance.
At the end of that presentation the 10 or 15 of us in the living room of this beautiful home all got our feet and gave him a standing ovation. I've
never seen anything like it and will never forget it.
I believe a large part of how he engaged so many was because he really cared about the people he was speaking to, he never looked down on anyone, he
was a genuine "Man of the People" and I truly believe he loved humanity and all the promise we mere humans have to offer.
I think that genuine love of his fellow man was a huge driver in his life long crusade of trying to expose the corruption and outing the evil doers of
I also think that's why he is so loved, he was REAL. He wasn't in it for the money, fame, or any other B.S., he was "in it" for ALL of us.
I raise a glass to him and miss our long talks over a good whisky and a Nat Sherman...