on wednesday one of my favorite writers and my absolute favorite american, howard zinn, passed away. eighty seven years of a life well very lived. a man who stood up for what was fair even when it wasn't popular or convenient. i will always remember the time i saw him speak on the boston common, the day o and i happened to stumble upon him in speaking (!), and how much i learned from and loved his books.
i've written about him before here and here. he was a hero of mine, indeed! sadly my dream dinner party of six is now just five.
i *heart* a people's history of the united states. however, if you've never read or seen the documentary you can't be neutral on a moving train, i highly recommend that, too. the picture on the back of the book of he and his wife, roz, makes me smile. what an incredible duo!
so now a small note...
hello. if you're reading up there, i thank you for your patriotism, fierce dedication, humble spirit, and moving words.
with deep gratitude and even deeper respect,
sending all my blog readers wishes for a peaceful weekend!
photo by robin wallace