Friday, December 23, 2011

3 Good Guys, 1 Bad Guy, RIP -- December 23, 2011

I have been remiss in writing about people who have passed on recently. I still don't understand how Václav Havel, a wonderful writer and a good human being, wound up as president of Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic. Warren Hellmann, San Francisco philanthropist and founder of the Strictly Bluegrass/Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, was a good person, too, although I don't think the city should have changed the name of Speedway Meadow in his honor. Harry Morgan was a great actor who was never showy.

 Then there was North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il, who was often treated in the US as a figure of fun, but who practiced much evil in his life. I hope no one starts a war.

 The poster is from Strictly Bluegrass 2 in 2002.

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