Update from the Editor

Greetings Readers. It’s been a rather inordinate length of time since I last posted to the site, so much so that I feel it’s necessary to provide an explanation.

On January 25th of 2022 my wife and I received word that our youngest son, Shashone Topham, had suddenly died while on a short trip to Kamloops, B.C. It was totally unexpected and for obvious reasons threw a monkey wrench into our lives, one that is still causing us untold grief, pain and anguish.

The world of course continues on in its petty pace toward God only knows what.

I will do my best to resume publishing articles of interest but I’m also very busy at this time dealing with our son’s estate. He didn’t leave a Will and that has created immense problems which must be dealt with.

I have created a GoGetFunding site in order to help defray the costs associated with all the legal aspects. If anyone is so inclined and can help out please feel free to go to it here.


Arthur Topham


7 thoughts on “Update from the Editor

  1. We’ve chatted briefly and as I have shared before, my heart goes out to you and your family. I truly cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, but I am the only surviving member of my family so I certainly know to some degree what loss feels like. God has reasons for what He does and while it may not feel like it right now – He will never leave nor forsake you – and your son will always live on in your memories.

  2. Arthur, please accept condolences from an old friend on Vancouver Island. My heart goes out to you and your wife at such a great loss. Those little empty spaces where he once filled with his physical presence are now silent but hopefully you will hear from him again. Meanwhile, this wicked world of ours goes on; it seems so unfair I understand.

    • Thank you BarbaraLee. I had thought you’d abandoned me back in 2015. Glad to hear from you and thank you for condolences. “Those little empty spaces” as you say aren’t that little for us as he had moved his life back home just prior to passing and his presence is practically everywhere that we turn. We’ll meet again though. Blessings & Peace. Arthur & Shasta.

  3. I’m so sorry you are going through this. I’ve lost a child as well and know the pain of the world continuing on without them. My son shares your sons birthday. Take care. I pray God will surround you with people to help you thrive this devastating time.

    • Thank you Rita for your kind words. Bless you. Only those who’ve experienced such a tragedy know just how hard it is to bear.

  4. Sincere condolences, dear friend. Your son is not dead, he is on another plane that tyou too, in due course, will share with him.

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