The Great Beyond

Walnuts, 1936-2018

Mavericky McCain was a complicated dude. I’ll never forgive him for uncorking the genie of Talibunny and the Teabaggers, nor for him not doing more to stand up to Twitler. But dude had his moments.

WaPo Obit

Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76 [NYT]

Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018)

Do not weep for him. He was a monster.

Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 [CNN]

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

We were privileged to have him in our midst … and we are now even more rudderless ….

David Ogden Stiers (1942-2018)

M*A*S*H of course, and his narration of the New York documentary by Ric Burns was masterful. It’s part of the reason I moved here.

Rose Marie (1923-2017)