Tag Archives: Obituaries

John Wooden and what’s important

A man of great Christian faith and a great American passed in June of 2010, a few months shy of turning 100. The Christian in me was happy for his Judgment Day and much anticipated reunion wife his wife of … Continue reading

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Bill Gates and copyright infringement. Not even death do them part

Bill Gates takes copyright infringement so seriously, he can’t even let it go when he has literally buried his opponent. H. Edward Roberts, credited by Bill Gates as the inventor of the PC and a native Miamian [Miami Senior High … Continue reading

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Yoani Sanchez: Solzhenitsyn-like chronicler of communist abuse

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was beaten up by yesterday by thugs from the Cuban government. Hopefully, even bloggers outside of Miami will find reason to call attention to this latest abuse by the Cuban government. Thanks to friend of the … Continue reading

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Charlie Wilson’s War and Pat Hingle, RIP

Don’t read if you intend to see the movie, Charlie Wilson’s War. This Boston Globe editorial accurately summarizes a lesson which the creators of Charlie Wilson’s War attempt to make. Toward the end of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” a CIA officer … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Meets the Luftwaffe Pilot

The title of this post sounds like an Oktoberfest cartoon. Not even close. I didn’t have to hunt for the obituaries today, the Miami Herald had the good sense to place Charlie Brown’s obituary— written by Charles Rabin–on the front … Continue reading

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Dying to Read Obituaries

I have an unmorbid interest in obituaries. How to summarize a life. God, they were my age! People who served as volunteers seem most content. One of the pleasures [and dangers] of living in the web age in the US–or … Continue reading

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Sydney Pollack, RIP

I was reminded recently that Sydney Pollack, one of the great film director’s passed away in 2008. A couple of my favorite movie scenes ever involved him in Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. He also had a great scene in Eyes … Continue reading

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, RIP

A great hero in the struggle against communism, or totalitarianism, has passed. I read Warning to the West, which was based on his speech at Harvard in 1978, and it had a great impact on me. Specifically, it sold me … Continue reading

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