Category: In Memoriam

Requiem

“Dying is easy, comedy is hard.”  - Deathbed quote, famed character actor Edmund Gwenn The world is a little less jovial than it was a few days ago. I learned today of the Saturday passing of an old high school friend, Dave McGrew.  As so much does these days, the news reached me stealthily via … Continue reading Requiem

In Memoriam: Kevin Kirke Fox, 1959 – 2010

Kirke was the first new kid I met at South High School, Denver, Colorado. It was thirty-six years ago, day one of high school. I was sitting in the first row of folding chairs in front of the small stage of room 204; the drama department. Drama was the class I was looking forward to … Continue reading In Memoriam: Kevin Kirke Fox, 1959 – 2010

From the Poetry Marchives: A Little Something in Honor of Veterans Day

Fading away Buried an old soldier last week. A small, occasionally mowed, northern Minnesota church cemetery; rainy, gray day off a gravel, township road where the local VFW can only muster an honor guard of three guys with trembling hands, wrinkled khaki, and the dignified poignancy of a simple, nine-gun salute. A local high-school girl … Continue reading From the Poetry Marchives: A Little Something in Honor of Veterans Day