A compilation of interesting and significant obituaries, as they happen, emphasizing the achievements of those who have died.
"By writing or reading obituaries,we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"
"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A jack of all trades who owned a newspaper, played the trumpet, collected circus calliopes and much more -- via the Wisconsin State Journal. Here's a longer piece on him from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.