September 20, 2013

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Filed under: history,hunting,Outer Banks,People,surfing — j0jgvm89bj @ 12:59 pm

I’ve always liked the Andy Warhol quote that “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” I suppose there’s a lot of truth to that. It reminds me of Robin achieving some of his notoriety. He got much more than his 15 minute share, after a photograph of mine appeared in Volume 7, #2 Summer 1998 edition of The Surfers Journal.

Ever since then, it was brought up in conversations, frequently tongue in cheek. It was taken one misty Fall morning in 1977, when the goldenrod was blooming. Robin had just killed a deer that hung behind him, under the porch. His black lab, Susie looked up beside him. At the time, Robin and I were partners in crime, so to speak. Together we checked the surf every day, or had coffee and breakfast on the porch. Our houses were right across highway 12 from each other, just far enough apart to have our own personal spaces. It was a great relationship, and the lifestyle we had will never be repeated.

We did  a lot of things together, and despite not being brothers in blood, we were brothers in spirit.

Many wonderful friends have been in my life. If there was one to choose. Robin was my best.

prints available on request


  1. Seems like that deer was pretty good, if I remember right!

    Comment by Tim Merritt — September 24, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

  2. A nice tribute to your unique friend.

    Comment by Jo M. — October 9, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

  3. Beautiful pictures, beautiful memories and most of all beautiful friends.

    Comment by Tammy Wiley Lowe — October 23, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

  4. Touched beyond words!! Michael this is an endearing tribute to Robin.. He will sorely be missed… Thank you so much for sharing… Jeanie Greenhaugh

    Comment by Jeanie Greenhaugh — October 25, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

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