I spend a day away from the internet and come back to find out that Vaclav Havel died. Update: Oh, but there's good news too. Kim Jong Il is also dead. … [Read more...] about Damn
Ah, dammit: Joel Rosenberg - husband, father, menschOn Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011, Joel had a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage and major organ failure. Despite the very best efforts of the paramedics and the team at Hennepin County Medical Center, Joel was pronounced brain dead at around 5:37pm Thursday June 2nd, In accordance … [Read more...] about Joel Rosenberg R.I.P.
I don't understand memorials and monuments. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say I don't understand how other people think about memorials and monuments. It just doesn't make much sense to me.I have the good fortune of having lead a peaceful life. Other than my parents, no one really close to me has died. Perhaps if I'd experienced more tragedy, I'd understand people's … [Read more...] about Memorializing 9/11
It was a year ago today that my father passed away. During the last few months, he spent a lot of time listening to his music CDs, and I figured it would be a nice idea to post some of the songs he liked. I hope you hear something you enjoy. I'll begin with his all-time favorite singer, Mahalia Jackson, singing "When the Saints Go Marching In": Herb Alpert & The Tijuana … [Read more...] about Music For My Dad
Nick Gillespie notes that Peter McWilliams died ten years ago today. McWilliams was a resister of the War On Drugs. He was also one of its casualties. McWilliams was very sick with AIDS and cancer, and the medicines he used made him nauseated, which he was able to ameliorate by smoking marijuana. The DEA charged McWilliams with various crimes in connection with a medical … [Read more...] about Peter McWilliams, Ten Years Gone