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Interesting Commentaries on Life and Death

Selma Koch, a Manhattan store owner who earned a national reputation by helping women find the right bra size, mostly through a discerning glance and never with a tape measure, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Medical Center. 10 more words


Published by Dick Eastman: Another Interesting Obituary: Dorothy McElhaney

I have published several humorous obituaries in past newsletters. However, a newly-published obit for 104-year-old Dorothy McElhaney is interesting for different reasons. Obviously written by Dorothy before her death, it is more of a celebration of her life. 25 more words

James Horner

Longtime film composer James Horner was killed yesterday in Ventura county when his small plane crashed.  Horner composed music for dozens of films and television programs, but he is most famous for his Oscar-winning work on  116 more words


Ornette Coleman

Jazz legend and pioneer Ornette Coleman has died at the age of 85.  (Click here for a good essay about him from ABC news.)

Coleman was a musician like no one had ever heard before; the aforementioned ABC article likens him to James Joyce and Jackson Pollock.   86 more words


Is it wrong to tell the truth about the dead?

D.J. Webb

Occasionally, something happens in public life that leaves you stroking your head. How can you be the only one not to share in the general emotion? 395 more words


Media downplay death of Alicia Nash with her husband John

I saw a bit of sexism on display by media and Twitter users in noting the deaths of John and Alicia Nash, the couple whose lives were portrayed in the movie “ 1,020 more words

New York Times

I Saw Him Live

I got to see B.B. King live in concert once.  I realize that millions of people have, that he toured relentlessly until now when he will never tour again.   705 more words

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