Thursday, April 12, 2007


Kurt Vonnegut may be learning answers to all the questions he taught several generations of humanity to ask of authority for most of his eighty-four years. For me, his death proves the ultimate example of reincarnation being the endurance of his spirit to remain in the hearts and minds of anyone who knew of him. Rest in the peace of your indefatigable humor and wisdom, dear friend.

Added 4/14/07: I have been mightily impressed by the fact that all my favorite blogs have posted tributes to this transcended heretic. A commenter on one of them said, "OK, that's it. I've never read any of his stuff, my excuse being he wasn't all that well known in England. Now I have to but perhaps I'll wait until the hype dies down a while.." not realizing the difference between hype (advertising sensationalism) and real, pure enthusiasm for one taken to our hearts as deeply as any beloved mate.

1 comment:

troutsky said...

I credit that great sceptic with starting me off on my own radical journey. He had a great way of kicking the chair out from under you but not leave you hanging.His most recent work, A Man without a Country says it all , much more succinctly and directly than i could ever hope to.

By the way, I have tagged you for a Thinking Blogger Award that is going around. Your site always gives one something to ponder.I think i have to send you some set of rules, Ill get to it .