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Wednesday Words 10/28/15: Rocks

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“I got a rock.”
–Charlie Brown

“Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with.  C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special”
–Chris Rock

 

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Christopher Hitchens Remembered

Christopher Hitchens Remembered

“The life and career of award-winning journalist Christopher Hitchens is chronicled in this video collection. Hitchens, in his singular voice, reports and reflects on cultural trends, political events, and the forces that define our Age.”

I certainly didn’t always agree with what Hitchens wrote, but I like reading it.  His life seems to me one prototype of what what a writer’s idealized life should be like.  There are few famous people I’d meeting, or ever wished I’d met.  Hitchens was one of those few:

There’s also this, a nice article that includes a wonderful poem by James Fenton: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html

And a few others:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/12/postscript-christopher-hitchens.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2011/12/takes-christopher-hitchens.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html

I wish I could have James Fenton read a poem when I die.