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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Author Deaths

Two more fine authors passed away this week, Maeve Binchy and Gore Vidal.

Maeve Binchy was an Irish writer who got a comparatively late start at the age of 42. 

Gore Vidal was an American writer who wrote such books as Myra Breckinridge and Burr.


Most of you have already heard about the deaths and I'm posting this to see if everything is working like it's supposed to. I've been having trouble with my PC since I downloaded a program that I thought was safe, but some PUPS came along with it. The PUPS were deleted and quarantined, but I still had lingering problems. I've ran the virus scan, here and from outside, and no virus is shown, so I'm hoping everything's straight with the new blogging setup from google. 


The new heading photo is Monument Valley in a light snow. Maybe it will make you feel cooler in this hot summer. 






    

6 comments:

  1. Looks good to me and I would give much to cool down. Over 100 here again today--too hot for me.

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    1. And it is hot as Hades here this week, 116 yesterday!

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  2. Enjoyed Vidal. You miss that kind of intelligence in the political media today. (Mort Sahl is another.) I remember enjoying Vidal's historical novels. That was his real strength, bringing the personalities of history to life so vividly.

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    1. I tried to read one of his novels, but got mired down and didn't finish it. I should have picked up one of the biographical ones. I agree with Mort Sahl and he was funny, too.

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  3. Yeah, I now much more about Vidal than Binchy. But I was sad to hear of both these deaths.

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    1. We all have our lifespan built in, I think.

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