Category: Loss

Dead American on the Beach

Beginning of the End Day

“Instead of “Thank you for your service,” try, “We’re sorry you had to expend your blood, sweat, tears and toil to clean up our monumental failings.” Every time you meet one of the dwindling numbers of WWII veterans (and those of all the other magnificent little American wars we’ve fallen into), keep your mouth shut and your brain focused on peace. These “Greatest Generation” folks answered the bell and won the fight. We might not be as blessed next time.”

Everest Capital Collision

Capital Destroys All It Touches

“What’s our death toll up to in this week’s boutique pay lots of money and die fashionably sweepstakes? 19?”

Bayley Murphey Beagle

Another Anniversary

It’s been TWELVE (12)!!! years??! Holy cow. In spite of all the special dogs (Feargal, Fergus, Fred, Roux, Sascha, Bosco,

Message in a Bottle picture

German Roofer Finds Message from Grandfather

A message in a bottle on the roof of a Goslar, Germany, cathedral was found by the grandson of the

Remembering the Past

Remembering Bill Schock on his 100th birthday … and the 52nd anniversary of Braniff 250 in Falls City. Also …

Photo of Bill Schock

For Bill

Back in 2014, I included a chapter in my book detailing Bill Schock’s war experiences as they related to his reporting on the crash of Braniff International flight 250 in 1966.

B-17 bomber in blue sky background

More Grief

This is kind of like how I feel about my (possibly four) upcoming surgeries: I don’t want to do this,

We Are … Human Shields

This is our reality … (another in a series): We are human shields. Posted by Steve Pollock on Tuesday, February 20,

January is a Killer Month

It's the Mirror, so not exactly the greatest source, but the stats they cite are valid. We have now lost

Pics of David

Just some pics of David Garms I happened to find easily while waiting for sleep to arrive after this truly

David's Obit

[Here’s an obit of sorts to go with the post I just added above. Writing obits is what I used

Farewell David

Frank and I are beyond sad and shocked to have to announce the death this morning of our longtime housemate

#MeToo sign

Same Here

There’s this thing that has been closely guarded for going on 40 years in 2018. It’s my secret. So as it hits its 40th birthday in our new year, I decided it’s time to tell the world.

Rose Marie Passes

Some three hours ago, the legendary Rose Marie tweeted about opening the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas 71 years ago

David Cassidy, RIP

Yowza. Posted by Steve Pollock on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Flames consume everything in their path.

American Carnage: 10-Nov-17

Peckerwoods! What we learned this week: • Comedian Louis CK and Crusading Crazy Ass Roy Moore were accepted into that

The Killing of Jo Cox

“She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in

Farewell, Patty Duke

"I've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14, 1946, and isn't going to end on

The Final Passing of American Journalism

“And that’s the way it is …” Walter Cronkite It feels as if the last bit of actual journalism in

And Then There Was Maude …

Sad news today: «Bea Arthur passed away at 86 from cancer»: ‘Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery

Farewell, Pookus.

Bayley Murphey Beagle 20-Aug-1994 — 2-Mar-2007 Dear Bayley Murphey, Thank you for being such a wonderful and good dog, a

Farewell, Artemis the Sweet

The rainy weather here in Ann Arbor is appropriately weepy this morning. It is with a very heavy heart that

Some Sad News

Just got an extremely sad e-mail from Donpy … Artie-moose isn’t doing well. Sudden tumor growth, bad cancer. Should know