I have been informed by friends on Twitter and Blog Talk Radio that the BTR host known as "Loki" has suddenly passed away. Only within the past few days did I even learn of any concerns about his health. When I first started listening to BTR in 2008, Loki was one of four co-hosts of the show American Truth Warriors and a contributor to its related blog, A Newt One. He also created shows entitled Halls Of Valhalla (with a co-host who similarly called himself "Tyr") and Spin This. Tim Kerlin was dedicated to understanding the United States Constitution and helping others do the same. To that end, he and two co-hosts created a show (mostly on Talkshoe, but with some episodes on BTR) called Patriot's Pub, on which they studied the creation of the Constitution during the convention in Philadelphia in 1787, but started with some historical background as far back as the French and Indian War.
From listening to Tim's broadcasts, I've learned enough about him to give a brief biographical sketch. Tim was originally from northwestern Ohio, where his father was a school teacher. He was a member of his high school's wrestling team. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy, where he learned about nuclear reactors. After his discharge, he took his skills into the private sector and worked at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan. He and his wife ran a rescue operation for a breed of dog called the Japanese chin. He was also, if I remember correctly, the father of 5 children.
Although Tim traveled to Washington, D.C. a few times along with other BTR users, I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person. But even so, I will be among those in our little section of the conservative side of the blogosphere who will miss him and his constitutional patriotism. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
For more about Tim, go to Holger Awakens and a12iggymom's Blog.