I’d like to propose a toast

to the one and only lady who lunched.
I’ll drink to that


Rest in Peace, Elizabeth

How very sad to hear Elizabeth Edwards has died.  hope her death was a peaceful one.

Elizabeth Edwards, 1949-2010

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before,” she said. “You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”

In Resilience, Elizabeth Edwards contemplated her own death, writing that it didn’t seem as frightening to her since she lost her oldest son. Reflecting on how she wants to remembered, she repeated one of her favorite metaphors. She wrote that at times, the wind didn’t blow her way, but she said she was still able to stand in the storm, adjust her sails and move forward.

Elizabeth Edwards Succumbs To Cancer : NPR.

Howard Zinn, RIP

this really sucks.  Howard is one of my heroes.  
goodbye dude – I'm sure Studs Terket is chilling some brews already

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goodbye Kate McGarrigle

after a four year struggle with liver cancer, singer Kate McGarrigle died this past Monday, January 18 2010. she was surrounded by her children, her sister Anna and other loved ones.

                                                                  (pic taken by David Gahr in 1970) 

such a sadness.  such a scare to note formerly-rare cancers popping up more often into our consciousness via public figures and our own friends and families.

I love their songs about simple things.  walking, swimming, skipping rope

Skip rope
Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Swimming song
Kate and Anna McGarrigle

their Christmas album can be on repeat through the season

Rebel jesus
Martha Wainwright w/ Kate & Anna McGarrigle

"Little Boxes" made famous by Peter Seeger, in a charming French take

Petites boites
Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Kate and Anna are there for Nick after a strenuous walk

godspeed Kate.  I hope they know how to harmonize in the ever after,

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