Category Archives: Obituaries

Three Recent Cancer Victims

The recent passing of David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Brian Bedford, all from cancer, reminds us that no matter the place people hold in our imagination we are grounded in a humanity that can be taken from us equally. They … Continue reading

Posted in Obituaries | Tagged , , ,

Julian Bond and Social Justice

On Nov. 12, 1970 I heard Julian Bond speak at the University of Iowa Field House. My memory of the event is wondering why I should care about a Georgia legislator who found his way to Iowa, other than the … Continue reading

Posted in Obituaries | Tagged

On New York City Media

The twitterverse is in angst about yesterday’s passing of David Carr. I don’t recall reading his work until this morning. I may have missed something. The most important news to come out of the peculiar stew of New York City … Continue reading

Posted in Obituaries | Tagged ,

On Pete Seeger

LAKE MACBRIDE— Pete Seeger died on Jan. 27, 2014. He influenced my life, and so many others. Others have written obituaries, including the New York Times and Singout! I’ll remember him for his song Abiyoyo, and so many others.

Posted in Obituaries | Tagged

On Toshi Seeger

LAKE MACBRIDE— One of the few letters I received from a celebrity was from Toshi Seeger. During the early 1970s, while seeking where to purchase a copy of Pete Seeger’s book, “How to Play the 5-string Banjo,” I sent him … Continue reading

Posted in Obituaries | Tagged

Change at the Solon Farmers Market

SOLON— While taking photographs on Friday, a couple of legion members were walking back to the hall in their uniforms. Someone had died. It turned out to be Booky Buchmayer, the man who sold produce at the Solon Farmers Market. … Continue reading

Posted in Obituaries | Tagged , , ,