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Pick and roll

05.24.20 Posted in Obituaries, Sports by

Jerry Sloan never won a championship mostly because of one man, Michael Jordan, but he created a truly amazing system.  


Remembering Burt Williams

12.13.19 Posted in Obituaries, Wine by

Burt Williams, co-founder of Williams Selyem died Wednesday. The obituary that Williams Selyem sent around does an amazing job of summing up his life and is a picture of a different time in the California wine world. Give it a read.


No, not that Willie Brown

10.23.19 Posted in Obituaries, Sports, Uncategorized by

Obit du jour from football’s golden age.


Obit della dia: Franco Columbu

08.30.19 Posted in Obituaries by

Known as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sardegnan sidekick, Franco Columbu led his own very colorful life that began as manual laborer and boxer, and evolved into champion weightlifter. By all accounts the two maintained a great friendship until the end, they even started a bricklaying business in LA because the bodybuilding was all ambitious hobby and no […]


Goodbye Karl

02.20.19 Posted in Obituaries by

The man, the myth, the source of one of the best Simpson’s episodes ever is dead. “Ideas come to you when you work,”


Albert Finney

02.08.19 Posted in Obituaries by

He had me the first time I saw Tom Jones but really turned the screws into me in Under the Volcano. He lived an extraordinary life, took the money, and refused to be part of the system. Here’s the New York Times’ summation: “At the turn of the ’60s, Finney was the screen’s incarnation of […]


He eventually turned to running marathons.

03.13.18 Posted in Obituaries by

And many other pursuits including piano but especially brain surgery. Read Charles Wilson’s obituary to get a glimpse at one of those amazing polymaths that I’m always reading about but never seem to meet in person. Here’s a sample: Dr. Wilson sometimes worked in three operating rooms simultaneously: Residents would surgically open and prepare patients […]


Obit du jour: Joe Frank

02.03.18 Posted in Obituaries by

Don’t know how I missed this one till now. I grew up listening Joe Frank on late night radio. It was  all about his dead pan intonation and minimalist sound design pulling you into these odd stories that just went and went. They still enthrall me. Life, Mr. Frank once said in a monologue, is […]


Obit du jour: Patton’s driver

02.02.18 Posted in History, Obituaries by

Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza, Patton’s driver in World War II, dies in Napa at 99 From the preparations for D-Day, in May 1944, right up through the landing at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and the final push into Germany, Sanza was at the wheel of an open air Willys-Overland with the four-star general in […]