Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut Dies at 84

Today is a sad day for progressives and book lovers. Kurt Vonnegut, the acclaimed novelist, passed away Wednesday at the age of 84. He authored many books, including the classic "Slaughterhouse-Five" and one of my recent favorites, "A Man Without A Country." In this last collection of essays, he railed against the Bush Administration and treatment of the environment. He also shared what has become one of my favorite inspiring quotes, from his son, Mark Vonnegut. His son talked to him about life, and said, "We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is." Isn't that the Democratic way?

To find out more about Kurt's incredible life and works, click here.

He will be missed, especially by me. "And so it goes."

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