Category Archives: Obits and ‘bobs

Compare and Contrast: Two responses to Fidel’s passing

Courtesy of Mrs. Betty Bowers, who quips: “For those of you looking for a way to respond to Fidel Castro’s death, here are two examples. The first is popular with humans. The second is popular with parrots.” And if that … Continue reading

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History absolves Fidel at 90

I’ve been saying it for years: that Fidel Castro would live to be 100, and die thumbing his nose at Washington. I was only out by about 10 years: Last night, Fidel went marching on to victory. He was 90. … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: A song for the times…

…courtesy of a man who knew when to bow out: So long, Leonard. Glad you didn’t have to see President-Elect Drumpf.

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Music for a Sunday: Prince’s purple reign

“I listened to all kinds of music when I was young, and when I was younger I said one day I was gonna play all kinds of music, and not be judged for the color of my skin, but the … Continue reading

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Quotable: Edgar Mitchell on worldly problems

RIP to the man who most memorably put the Earth’s problems in perspective. He died yesterday at the age of 85. He was the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

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Quotable: Alan Rickman on feminism

Just one reason among a great many that I already sorely miss this man. He got it. So long, Alan, and thank you for being simply splendid.

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Ashes to ashes, funk to funky…

I got a rumor from Ground Control…oh no, don’t say it’s true: Sadly, it IS true. David Bowie is gone. And he has left us a final space oddity to remember him by in the form of his last album, … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Scott Weiland, RIP…

The former frontman of the Stone Temple Pilots, who waged a long and painful battle with heroin and crack addictions, has crashed for the final time. Here, he fronts another of the three major groups he led in his storied … Continue reading

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FARC peace negotiator killed in Colombian bombing raid

One really has to question the Colombian government’s good faith in its negotiations with the FARC. All the time, of course. But especially when things like this happen: A member of the peace delegation of the FARC guerrillas in Havana, … Continue reading

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Quotable: B.B. King on women

The late B.B. King, who loved women so much that he even gave his beloved guitar a woman’s name…Lucille. He will be very sadly missed!

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