Sunday, November 02, 2008

All Souls Day

It's All Souls Day, one day after All Saints Day.
Today, we honor, embrace and make peace with the departed.

Too many, this year. Dad, Mongo (my beloved Sheperhed-Husky dog), Myron Cope, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Bernie Mac, 18-year-old John Challis.

George Carlin.

Steel Curtain legends Dwight White and Fats Holmes. The great comedic actor Harvey Korman (“That's Headley LaMarr!”).

CMU Professor Randy Pausch (“The Last Lecture”). The great redneck-hillbilly-outlaw genre actor Jerry Reed. My longtime friend Mickey McGovern, Irish leprechaun and possibly the funniest person I’ve ever met.

Paul Newman.

And, of course, we will never forget 9/11 or Dec. 7.

Rest in Peace all, and, please, stay with us in heart and soul.