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Category Archive: farewells

Nov 22 2010

Adios, Ozma

Your papa delivered one beautiful eulogy.

Nov 21 2010

Give Lockwood and Ozma Some Love

Ozma’s dying.  She’s Lockwood’s beautiful feral baby.  We didn’t get a chance to see her when we were there – she’ll only associate with Lockwood – but we caught a glimpse.  She’s a gorgeous girl.  I’m glad she’s got someone she loves and trusts who will stay with her to the end. Ozma Love and …

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Oct 29 2010

Adios, Jimmers

This has been a horrible month.  First Holly, now my parents’ cat Jimmy. Jimmy seemed everlasting.  He married into the family when my stepmother and father tied the knot.  I could always count on that enormous bundle of orange tabby sacked out on his favorite blankie on the sofa when I went home.  There was …

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Oct 24 2010

We Loved You, Holly

Our own George W. and his wonderful Mrs. DoF lost their beautiful, brave baby girl today.  They gave her one more summer and a fall, one last squirrel chase, before the time came.  They gave her a lovely life.  Dearest Holly, you surely chose the right humans to own.  We got to know her through …

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Jul 20 2009

Walter Cronkite was So Right

Walter Cronkite was one of the last of a dying breed – a teevee journalist who was a journalist in truth rather than just name: Americans of all ages and the journalist community are remembering the life and career of Walter Cronkite, famously revered as “the most trusted man in America.” Salon’s Glenn Greenwald notes …

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Jul 18 2009

Hilzoy’s Last Hurrah

This is it. Hilzoy’s last post. I encourage you to read the whole thing, because as always, she brings a brilliant clarity to every issue she illuminates. Here’s just a snippet: I think that democracy, like any kind of community, takes effort. It needs to be maintained. People need to work at it. And the …

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Jul 14 2009

Nooooo, Hilzoy! Don’t Leave Us!

This is depressing news: First, I’m going to Rwanda this weekend, on vacation. I’m looking forward to it immensely, especially since I discovered that the Bare-Faced Go-Away Bird, which topped my list of Best Bird Names Ever nearly five years ago, lives there. (And did you know that the name ‘Watusi’ comes from the Tutsi? …

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Jun 26 2009

Tears for Strangers

You know, the last thing I expected was a little jolt when I found out Michael Jackson died. I wasn’t a fan, didn’t like his music, and certainly didn’t like the man. But I can’t deny that it felt like there was suddenly a strange empty space in the world. A rather small one for …

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Apr 04 2009

Adios, Andy

Andy Hallett died Sunday of congestive heart disease at age 33. If you’ve ever seen Angel, you probably saw Andy playing Lorne, the nightclub-owning demon crooner. He was charming and enchanting, the kind of person you couldn’t help but fall in love with. Adios, amigo.

Jan 30 2009

Buh-Bye, Blago

State Senate to Blagojavich: “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass:” Rod Blagojevich spoke at some length to the Illinois Senate today, imploring state lawmakers not to remove him from office. He was not, apparently, persuasive. The Illinois State Senate on Thursday convicted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on a sprawling article of impeachment …

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