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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

As a writer, I am enmeshed in words—my own words and those of the writers around me.  But I will never, ever, write words as magnificent as those of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.   209 more words


Why I won't really grieve my grandfather's death

John Steinbach, my grandfather, died Sunday at a nursing home in Chariton, my hometown. He was 99.

My sympathies go to his only daughter, Barb, who is my aunt. 1,312 more words


US Obituaries of German Immigrants 1871-2013

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Post last updated March 28, 2014

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Just checking in to honor a couple of passings in the music world.

The first is peripheral.  Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Ren Scott was found dead from an apparent suicide in her apartment in New York.   78 more words


Gone from the Movies: Harold Ramis

I write about music, but sometimes my fandom is bigger than that.  It hit the news this morning that actor/writer/director Harold Ramis has died at 69.   73 more words