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"

Flo Gibson

Recorder of audio books -- via the New York Times. She got her start as a radio actress, then moved into reading books for listeners, chalking up over 1,000 titles in the course of her career.

Toshiyuki Hosokawa

Actor -- malaysiasun.com.

Barry Hobart aka Dr. Creep

TV horror-movie show host -- via WHIOTV. He was the infamous "Dr. Creep" in Dayton, Ohio's "Shock Theater," from 1972 to 1983.

Harvey James

Rock guitarist -- via undercover.fm.