exordia

"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"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"

Bruno S. aka Bruno Schleinstein

An eccentric performer best known for his lead role in two Werner Herzog films: "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser" and "Stroszek." Via the New York Times. A tormented person with a tortured past, his performances were powerful and revelatory. I'm glad they were captured.

Paul Ryan Rudd

Excellent actor -- via the New York Times

Alex Johns

TV producer -- via the Washington Post