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"

Cornell MacNeil

Baritone -- via Minnesota Public Radio. One of the great baritones of the 20th century. Period. He will always be the definitive Scarpia for me, and an inspired Rigoletto, Iago and other classic roles.