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Posted: Apr 20, 2014 - 9:18am

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76


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Posted: Apr 18, 2014 - 5:10pm

Farewell Letter

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

For reasons of health, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia’s illustrious Nobel Laureate for literature, has declared his retirement from public life. He has terminal cancer and sends this letter of farewell to friends and lovers of literature.

If God, for a second, forgot what I have become and granted me a little bit more of life, I would use it to the best of my ability.

I wouldn’t, possibly, say everything that is in my mind, but I would be more thoughtful of all I say.

I would give merit to things not for what they are worth, but for what they mean to express.

I would sleep little, I would dream more, because I know that for every minute that we close our eyes, we waste 60 seconds of light.

I would walk while others stop; I would awake while others sleep.

If God would give me a little bit more of life, I would dress in a simple manner, I would place myself in front of the sun, leaving not only my body, but my soul naked at its mercy.

To all men, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.

I would give wings to children, but I would leave it to them to learn how to fly by themselves.

To old people I would say that death doesn’t arrive when they grow old, but with forgetfulness.

I have learned so much with you all, I have learned that everybody wants to live on top of the mountain, without knowing that true happiness is obtained in the journey taken & the form used to reach the top of the hill.

I have learned that when a newborn baby holds, with its little hand, his father’s finger, it has trapped him for the rest of his life.

I have learned that a man has the right and obligation to look down at another man, only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.

Say always what you feel, not what you think. If I knew that today is the last time that that I am going to see you asleep, I would hug you with all my strength and I would pray to the Lord to let me be the guardian angel of your soul.

If I knew that these are the last moments to see you, I would say “I love you.”

There is always tomorrow, and life gives us another opportunity to do things right, but in case I am wrong, and today is all that is left to me, I would love to tell you how much I love you & that I will never forget you.

Tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone, young or old. Today could be the last time to see your loved ones, which is why you mustn’t wait; do it today, in case tomorrow never arrives. I am sure you will be sorry you wasted the opportunity today to give a smile, a hug, a kiss, and that you were too busy to grant them their last wish.

Keep your loved ones near you; tell them in their ears and to their faces how much you need them and love them. Love them and treat them well; take your time to tell them “I am sorry,” “forgive me, “please,” “thank you,” and all those loving words you know.

Nobody will know you for your secret thought. Ask the Lord for wisdom and strength to express them.

Show your friends and loved ones how important they are to you.

Send this letter to those you love. If you don’t do it today…tomorrow will be like yesterday, and if you never do it, it doesn’t matter either, the moment to do it is now.

For you, with much love,

Your Friend,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 6:42pm

 Antigone wrote:
Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Thank you for amazing me.

 
Hmmm.... I may have to make a quick visit to Macondo again to say goodbye.  Sad. 
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 2:49pm

 ScottN wrote:
 Antigone wrote:
Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Thank you for amazing me.
If there is a heaven, he has a seat at the head table. 

 
And for him, it will be fantastical!
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 2:48pm

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Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Thank you for amazing me.

 

 
Wow. Yes.
 
 
A much revered coworker recommended Love in the Time of Cholera to me, when I was in my early 20s. Glad I took him up on reading it.
 
 
Rest in peace, Senor!        
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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 2:12pm

 Antigone wrote:
Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Thank you for amazing me.
If there is a heaven, he has a seat at the head table. 


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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 1:51pm

Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Thank you for amazing me.
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Posted: Apr 11, 2014 - 7:37pm

Singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester dies



This time he is not just nearly dead but quite sincerely dead.... and in Charlottesville close to where I live....

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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 - 10:11am

Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie
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Posted: Apr 7, 2014 - 10:11am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

not yet....
Jesse Winchester is alive and in hospice care, and "Still teaching us a thing or two about dignity and grace," says his wife Cindy.

 
Yep and now they updated the link that said he was dead -
"Update: There are now reports that Mr. Winchester has not died although he is gravely ill.  Bob Mehr of Scripps Newspapers posted on Twitter:Spoke with Jesse Winchester's wife Cindy who says rumors of his passing are FALSE. He's in hospice care at home but "resting comfortably."

Jesse Winchester is alive and in hospice care, and "Still teaching us a thing or two about dignity and grace," says his wife Cindy."



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Posted: Apr 7, 2014 - 10:06am

 DaveInVA wrote: 
not yet....
Jesse Winchester is alive and in hospice care, and "Still teaching us a thing or two about dignity and grace," says his wife Cindy.
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Posted: Apr 7, 2014 - 10:02am

Jesse Winchester RIP
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Posted: Apr 7, 2014 - 6:14am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
That's too bad...That was a funny bit...Last time I saw him on TV he had lost some weight...RIP.


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Posted: Apr 7, 2014 - 6:07am

no more egg roll for you!
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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 9:25pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Perhaps we should ask any one of his seven ex-wives!

 
I like him less now that you reminded me of that.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 9:01pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Perhaps we should ask any one of his seven ex-wives!

 
Hmm. Good point.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 8:57pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I got the impression he was a genuinely nice guy. 

 
Perhaps we should ask any one of his seven ex-wives!
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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 8:54pm

 geoff_morphini wrote:

Really?  That's pretty sad.  I really liked him a lot.

 
I got the impression he was a genuinely nice guy. 
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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 8:48pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
Really?  That's pretty sad.  I really liked him a lot.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 8:46pm


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





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