Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quote of the Week

You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you have something to say.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

R.I.P. Robin Gibb

Singer Robin Gibb, one of the founding members of the 1960s pop group known as The Bee Gees, sang his last note this past Sunday at age 62.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Carlos Fuentes

Mexican author Carlos Fuentes, most famous for the novel The Old Gringo -- which was the inspiration for an American movie of the same name -- and the nonfiction book The Buried Mirror, put down his pen for the final time last Tuesday at age 83.

He will be missed.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer

American singer Donna Summer, most famous for such hits as "I Feel Love" and "She Works Hard for the Money," performed her last dance this morning at age 63.

She will be missed.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Something I Should Have Mentioned Way Earlier than This

Some time between the day I posted this item back in 2008 and the end of last year, the City of Dallas finally named a local street after Mexican-American labor organizer César Chávez -- surprise, surprise, it was not Ross Avenue. It says something about how rarely I go downtown that it took me a long while to pick up on this but I finally did.

I know I should have mentioned this news far earlier than today but a lot has been going on this past six months. Lo siento.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

¡Feliz Día de la Madre!

Happy Mother's Day to all my loyal readers. I hope you all enjoy the day as much as my own mother.