Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Brief Memorial To Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Manifesto Joe was very saddened to hear of the death of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 84. Although Kurt lived a long and interesting life, it is tragic that our society is losing so many of the great, unique characters like him. Kurt was a hero of mine back in the '70s, and one of the inspirations for me to start writing. He was an unreconstructed socialist, and a chain-smoker of Pall Malls, until the day he died, as far as I know. It's no longer fashionable, none of this; but I have to admire a contrarian that stubborn. We could use a few more. I hope for humanity's great cycle to eventually bring a few back. -- MJ

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