Archive for the 'Obituary' Category

RIP: Arthur C. Clarke

by @ Wednesday, March 19th, 2008. Filed under Books, History, News, Obituary, Science

I am the quintessential science fiction geek.  There is something about the genre that appeals to me more than any other genre.  Perhaps it is the belief that what humans can conceive, humans can achieve.  Perhaps it is the fact that I can look around and see proof that what science fiction writers have predicted [...]

My D20 gently weeps

by @ Tuesday, March 4th, 2008. Filed under Entertainment, Obituary

As all four of my regular readers are aware, I am the very definition of the word geek.  I have more computer parts than I can count, and I am always on the look out for upgrades.  I also play many different role-playing games; not those linear “follow the choices we give you” ‘RPGs’ that [...]


by @ Thursday, February 21st, 2008. Filed under Obituary

Completely totalled by some asshat who thought that two vehicles could occupy the same space at the same time.  To make matters worse, the guy who hit me got off with only needing a touch-up paint job and a new coat of wax.

RIP - Catherine Seipp

by @ Wednesday, March 21st, 2007. Filed under Blogs, Obituary

Firecracker blogress Catherine Seipp just passed away after a long battle with lung cancer.
As someone who has recently lost a family member to cancer, I offer my sympathy and condolences to Cathy’s family and her friends.
Susan Estrich has a final farewell.
LA Times obit.


by @ Wednesday, December 27th, 2006. Filed under News, Obituary, Politics

RIP: Ann “Ma” Richards

by @ Thursday, September 14th, 2006. Filed under Obituary, Politics

Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, passed away last night after a six-month long battle with esophageal cancer.  While I many not have always agreed with her political positions, I never once doubted her sincerity.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

by @ Wednesday, July 26th, 2006. Filed under Military, News, Obituary

Last night, Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl M. Brashear, USN (Ret.), a man who epitomized the virtues of Naval service and was an example for any who struggled to overcome any and all, obstacles passed away after a long illness.

Brashear, Navy diver depicted in ‘Men of Honor,’ dies at 75
Associated Press Writer
RICHMOND, Va. [...]

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi dead

by @ Thursday, June 8th, 2006. Filed under News, Obituary

When I woke this morning and saw the buzz on the web about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death, the first thing that sprung to mind was that he’s been reported to have been killed several times. The skeptic in me wanted additional verification, so I did a bit more looking around.
After viewing several different sources, [...]


by @ Tuesday, April 18th, 2006. Filed under Family Matters, Obituary

Mamie Star Landry
Born: Jan. 13, 1969
At Peace: 11:10am, Apr. 18, 2006

The last ride

by @ Saturday, April 15th, 2006. Filed under Me, Myself, and I, Obituary

Well, it’s now official.  The transmission in my car officially died tonight as I was driving home from Mr. Priapus’ place.

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