They want you to to think that anyone with an ounce of musical creativity will be in Austin this week. Never fear, those who have been left behind. There will be music outside Texas. In fact, some of that music will be in D.C.
Belch out rhapsodies of shifting sunsets And watch the buildings crumble as atlas shrugged. I sing not of this age nor time But for those who preceded...
I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."
Sadly, a life force that I had assumed as an indissoluble part of our political and literary landscape, as well as my own close circle of friends, has ended, and with it an indispensable element of our collective moral code.
The American comedian Patrice O'Neal (born 'Patrice Oneal') died on Tuesday, a month after suffering a stroke at the end of October. I did not know h...
Today's political journalists think the world would work much better if political leaders would simply govern the way the journalist thinks they should. Tom Wicker knew that his job was not to govern: his job was to provide a conscience for those who governed.
Last Monday, Anne McCaffrey passed away in her home. The science fiction world has lost an icon.
As a genealogist, I'm on the receiving end of lots of inquiries from journalists. Usually they're wondering about the roots of this or that famous pe...
Should there be a mourning period for your social networking profiles? If so, what's the grace period? Should you take the time to change the status on your loved one's profile to deceased?
Few other writers have transcended the notion of distinct nationalities that is common among many Gulf writers today. As time passes, there will be more and more people like me who have been impacted by Ghazi's writings.
I feel extremely fortunate to have received teachings from Akhyuk Rinpoche, as he was truly one of Tibet's last great yogis who was formally trained and practiced in Tibet before the Chinese occupation in the 1950s.
After Sherwood Schwartz, the man who created and produced Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, died on Tuesday, fans flocked to the internet to express their appreciations for the fallen TV icon.
I received a call from a woman who had a tragic event in her life, which completely changed her income status overnight. Her husband passed away unex...
Laura Ziskin never gave up. She always knew there was still so much good work left to do. For me, that positive, action-oriented spirit is Laura's most inspiring and enduring legacy. For our own journeys we should all ask ourselves, "What would Laura do?"
Although I'm only 22-years-old, I've been blessed with an opportunity to meet some of the truly great figures of the 21st century; but none of them compare to Mary Galvani.
Hermann Bachofner brought to America his native Swiss love of precision that translated well to the path he chose.