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Sam Orbaum


Sam Orbaum was a writer, a father of triplets and a keen scrabble player among many other interests. As an English graduate, he had a passion for writing and communication and his untimely death in 2002 at the young age of 46 left a hole in many hearts and a hole in the writing world. His writing touched the hearts of many and made a huge difference in his quest to inform the world of many important activities. Passionate for every cause that he was a part of, Sam was no stranger to challenges. He was passionate about feeding the hungry and focused on balancing the research with creativity and wrote compelling articles that were very thought-provoking. Sam was a dynamic person who could take the most boring article and add in his own unique wry, comic-style twist of humor and make that article the most fascinating article on the Internet.


Sam believed in the good of this world. He realized that there was a good and bad element to many things and he focused on showcasing the good. When he wasn't working, he could be found reading about food, cooking food, and then eating it. He loved to cook and he was great at recommending restaurants and learning about which wines would pair best with which foods. Sam had a passion to write about food, restaurants, feeding the hungry and anything else that he found to be of interest to him and others. Sam was also an excellent tennis player who had the potential for being quite the player. Sam, however, had more of a passion for his writing so he focused more on the writing although he did manage to squeeze in the occasional tennis match with friends and family. He played a lot of music and worked it into his life on a daily basis.

Focus On The Good

Sam Orbaum lived and worked in a country that may be controversial for some but his perspective was always that of focusing on the good and his wry, comic-twist helped ensure that his writing, although it may have been about controversial topics and things that were difficult to discuss, would always bring a smile to faces and help others to remember what they should be grateful for.

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VinceSummers wrote on June 18, 2018, 7:32 AM

I checked out a photo or two and his LinkedIn site. Freelance. Presumably England? A happy guy. I never knew him. Presumably he didn't concentrate on online writing?

MegL wrote on June 18, 2018, 6:34 PM

There is more than one person by this name but he died in 2002 and I don't think there was an awful lot of online writing at that time. He was from Israel.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 18, 2018, 10:38 PM

This is a nice post. I just read it. I am glad you wrote it and will share it with my wife.