Craig T. Miller of Eugene OR (who has written for Portland Independent Media Center under the pen name "Sumold Gote") died 9 April 2003 of a pulmonary embolism. He was 46.
Miller was born 6 September 1956, in Glastonbury, Connecticut, to Ross and Maurine Torell Miller. He married TK McDonald in Eugene on 16 August 2000.
He received a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He traveled extensively around the world and was a member of a student delegation that visited China, the second delegation to visit the country after President Nixon. He lived in Connecticut, Maine, Colorado, and California before moving to Oregon 11 years ago.
He worked at a mental health hospital for children in San Diego for five years, and four years in the mental health profession in Eugene. He worked as the chief executive officer of Riff Raff Recordings and the Oregon Independent News Center.
He was given a "wolf meditating with a monkeywrench in its mouth" from the Earth First Journal (page 32 Litha June-July 2002 issue) for spending Earth Day morning 2002 sitting beneath the tail rotor of a helicopter interrupted in its mission to spray local clearcuts with herbicides.
He was an anti-war activist and fought for peace and justice. He was an artist and a musician. He was a member of two performance groups: The Comedy Workout and Urgent Carnival, a progressive political action guerrilla theater. He and his wife also performed stand-up comedy and sang as the McMillers.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Ross of Connecticut; and a sister, Lucia Miller of Massachusetts.