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In Memoriam
In Memoriam
by | Aug 3, 2022

It was hardly a surprise, after all he was 94, but the news of Vin Scully’s death Tuesday brings great sadness nonetheless. He was a great broadcaster and a great man who loved baseball, the Dodgers, his family, his country,…

by | Jul 17, 2022

On June 30, 2022, Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko died at age 48 after a prolonged battle with sarcoma of the pulmonary artery. With his passing, we lost a great man of faith, intelligence, compassion, and courage. He was a board-certified…

by | Jul 8, 2022

Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on Friday in the city of Nara (near Osaka, Japan) while giving a campaign speech, was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister and arguably America’s most important political ally in the post-Cold War world. After serving as…

by | Jun 23, 2022

The football world lost one of its most colorful characters this week when Tony Siragusa died unexpectedly at age 55. “The Goose” played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Baltimore Ravens, where he starred on the…

by | May 21, 2022

James Bama, a nationally regarded painter, died in Cody, Wyoming, recently, four days short of his 96th birthday. I regret being out of touch with him for most of the last 14 years since I moved to Idaho. Jim was…

by | May 17, 2022

News has just reached me of the death of country singer, piano player, and songwriter Mickey Gilley on May 7 in Branson, Missouri. Another lively and distinctive voice from country music’s most popular decades has gone silent. It was announced…

by | Apr 13, 2022

In 1978 there was a movie entitled Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? I’m not too knowledgeable about great chefs, European or otherwise, but during the last few months so many of the best comedians of our time…

by | Mar 15, 2022

“He is the most interesting man in the world.” So declared the classic Dos Equis commercials, amusingly showing its carefree guy diving off cliffs, confronting bears, arm-wrestling Latin American tinhorn dictators, charming the ladies (always more than one at once),…

by | Mar 11, 2022

Bobbie Nelson, Willie Nelson’s talented sister, died Thursday morning at her home in Austin, Texas. A post on Willie’s Instagram said she “died peacefully and surrounded by family.” No cause of death was given, although she had been recently hospitalized….

by | Feb 28, 2022

The images from Ukraine in recent days have been shocking, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will have to descend even lower into the realm of pure evil than he’s already gone if he hopes to do to the Ukrainian people…

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