A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Molly Ivins, too.

Columnist and wit Molly Ivins has passed away after a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Today is also the one-year anniversary of my Dad's death. I'm really beginning to hate January 31st.

Damn you, cancer.


At 1/31/07, 8:06 PM, Blogger 100farmers said...

I was going to post something about Molly but you beat me to it. She has been someone that I have looked up to and defintely looked forward to reading. Your dad has good company today. Doesn't help with this day though. You are in my thoughts.

At 1/31/07, 8:11 PM, Blogger Mrs. T said...

Just the other day I confused her with Ann Richards, who passed away earlier. Scary omen? Perhaps I knew?
At any rate, what awful news. She will be missed.

At 1/31/07, 11:29 PM, Blogger Miss Profe said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Molly Ivins. She fought the battle for a long, long time. And, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you recollect on your Dad's one year anniversary.

At 2/1/07, 7:00 PM, Blogger CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

The first year is the hardest. The second isn't much better. By year 3, you sort of get used to the idea, and by year 4 you have learned to live (maybe even a little gracefully, but never quite painlessly) with the wound in your heart.

At 2/1/07, 7:09 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Molly Ivins was one of my idols.

And I hope you're right, CTG.

At 2/2/07, 6:02 AM, Blogger Mike in Texas said...

I had a link to her columns on my blog. It was refreshing to read someone in the media who wasn't falling all over themselves to kiss W's rear end.


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