Thursday, February 01, 2007

Great Obits

Got blown off-course during a Netflix queue update and ended up at, a resource for professionals handling those duties for newspapers and such. But anyone can enjoy the Great Obits section, which showcases some of the best recent writing in the genre. A good obit, I've noted before, is a wonderfully democratic form of biography; obscurity is no obstacle, and fame is no guarantee, to being the posthumous subject of a memorable one. The picks here are a wonderful bunch -- fine pieces of writing, nothing morbid about them. And how much do I now
admire Iris "Fluff" Bower, of whom I'd never heard until about ten minutes ago?

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