Tag Archives: Death

Thinking about death, the legacy we leave behind, and David Bowie’s Blackstar

I had the occasion to spend some time this afternoon with a friend who, in spite of serious ongoing health issues, is launching a new social venture intended to bring resources to third-world farmers. When discussing his decision to launch something incredibly ambitious at this point in his life, when his heart is only functioning […]

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Mailing out Monkey Power records with Freeda and Ollie by my side

You would think that since we, the five members of the Monkey Power Trio, only get together one day a year to write and record music, that we’d have a lot of free time on our hands to do other band work, like sending out records and the like. The truth, however, is that, after […]

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Lemmy is dead

Up until an hour ago, when I got word that Motörhead frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister had died, I’d had plans to spend the evening working. Now, though, all of that has gone out the window, and I’m sitting here with a glass of bourbon, watching old concert footage, reading up on the events that got […]

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Farewell Caleb

Late last week, I lost a very dear friend. His name was Caleb Brokaw. Some of you who live here in Ypsi, I’m sure, knew him. He lived just east of Depot Town, and he could often be seen walking happily through the neighborhood with his wife, Sue, and their daughter, Evie. He and Sue […]

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Beal Construction Services is issued five “serious” workplace safety violations in wake of Thompson Block death

According to the Ann Arbor News, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) have completed the review of Beal Construction Services that was initiated with the death last May of Jeremy “Jake” Burd, a construction worker who lost his life in the basement of Ypsilanti’s historic Thompson Block after the floor above him collapsed. […]

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