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On February 1st, 2006, RF Generation tragically lost one of its founding members and webmaster. Michael Collins was a friend to many, and loss hit hard through out the community. Since that time we have had the time to grieve, and to cope, but it still pains us to know that Mike has moved on to the next life. You may not have directly known Mike, but one thing is for certain - your viewing of this page, this site, is proof alone that Mike has directly or indirectly touched your life. This website, this database - would more than likely be nonexistent had Mike not got people around to make it with him. This site is a true refelection of Mike, its design, its philosophies, its spirit, are truly a reflection of Mike. While we know that Mike is gone for good from this earth we take solace knowing that in everyway this site is a reflection of Mike's spirit and personality. You may have never known Mike but without him you may have never known us.

One of Mike's tenets was that "No one Here Should be Forgotten." We hold strong to this tenet, and we know that we will never forget Mike. Mike was a wonderful human being, and had he not created this site with Laurel, Mark, Mike, Eddie, and Rick we certainly would not have the wonderful community that we have today. We will never forget you Mike, and we hope that you will never forget him too.

It has been a while since Mike passed, and in that time we've been able to reflect on Mike's life. Our individual thoughts, memories, and reflections of Mike can be found below. We hope that you will read them. While it only shows two reflections at a time if you refresh it should change the reflections. We hope these reflections will truly give you an idea of how great of a person Mike was. If you have a reflection that you would like to contribute you are more than welcome to submit one by contacting the Site Director.




I first got to know Mike about 5 or 6 years ago at the old Video Game Bible site. Shortly after Mike founded RFG he offered me a staff position. I was happy to accept. Mike built RFG to credit everyone who contributed. I think that's why RFG has become as great as it is. It's a group effort that everyone involved feels a part of so it will continue and grow. Mike had the right idea. I regret that I never got to meet Mike in person but I still consider him a friend... and I miss him.


-Dennis Gruchala (den68), Jan. 30, 2007, 12:16:52


Mike and I met as two people on a quest for a good life; one filled with good deeds, passion for people of the world, desire for knowledge, love of environment, and dedication to friends & family. We spent many nights talking until dawn. He was inspiring. Our adventures continued traveling half across the U.S. and back, sometimes just around the corner, and more often within ourselves. One of my happiest memories was our trip out to Indiana that quickly derailed from our original plans. We ended up at a park. It was cold and we got out with the camera in tow to walk through the woods. The trees were yellow and the sun was so bright they became transparent. I remember playing in the leaves as if we were small kids again. Mike jumped up on a large stone, out of which became our ritual "rock surfing" in the woods. We captured that moment on camera. It remains quite vivid in my mind. I also have Mike to thank for the community at Rfgen and his friends who are so kind in continuing their efforts on this site. Each day is a reminder that we have lost Mike and it is a reminder of what a wonderful journey it was to know him and be inspired by him.
-Pamela Dixon (archetype), Mar. 13, 2008, 01:37:03

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