My friend Greg Johnston was murdered last night. I don’t know any details other than the Austin, TX police department have just ruled it a homicide after referring to it as a “suspicious death” this morning.
I lived with Greg for a couple of years several years back. He was kind, generous, and always tried to make people happy. He was a fun person to be around. After living in Minneapolis for the last 10 to 15 years he decided to move himself to warmer temperatures and closer to his consulting clients – he chose Austin.
I hadn’t spent any time with Greg for a little while. The last time I saw him was a couple of summers ago – we met for coffee at Starbucks in Block E. We chatted online a couple of months back when he told me about his move and other ongoings. We agreed to meet up on his next trip up this way.
Things like this scare you when they hit home. I’m grateful that Greg was in my life. We had a lot of fun times together.
If you’re reading this, thank you for being you. You always tried to help me along and made me feel good about myself. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. Thank you for being in my life.
Good bye, Greg.