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Brief Candle

As you all know by now, Stephen Hawking has died. I lack the words to properly honor this man, as his work was far reaching. All I can say is that the universe has lost a great mind and seems far … Continue reading

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Saints and Sinners

By now, everyone has heard about Billy Graham. My memories of him are colored by the many crusades that he hosted; since I lived in NC as a child, mention of a Billy Graham crusade meant a week’s worth of terrible prime … Continue reading

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A Salute

Mort Walker passed away, at the age of 94. I’m more than a little upset about this. Beetle Bailey was one of those strips that was in every newspaper; it was ubiquitous and familiar. Every morning, when I was a … Continue reading

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“We will all decay”

Title from here. Earlier today, I heard the news of the death of Dolores O’Riordan. Saying that I’m stunned is putting it very mildly. The Cranberries was one of my favorite groups, the song “Linger” and “Dreams” among my favorite songs. However, it … Continue reading

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“Into the great wide open, Under them skies of blue…”

As you all know by now, we’ve lost Tom Petty. His was one of those persistent voices that seemed to throb in the background of my adolescent years, always there, always. One of my friends, upon graduating high school, proceeded to … Continue reading

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“Silence like a cancer grows”

There is no easy way to say this: we’ve lost June Foray. If you were a child in the 1970s or 1980s, there is a good chance that you know her voice, if not necessarily her name. Aunt May from Spider-Man … Continue reading

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“Let me apologize for what I’m about to say”

By now, you’ve heard the news: Linkin Park frontman and singer Chester Bennington has died. The death is being investigated as a possible suicide. When the news broke yesterday, one of my coworkers said glumly, “There goes my childhood.” He, being … Continue reading

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