Tag Archives: Death

The passing of my Mimi Dorothy

Dorothy Maxine Lambie Avery, the last of my grandparents, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 93 in Lexington, Kentucky, not terribly far from where I was was born 50 years ago, and where she lived for most of her adult life. She was one of my favorite people in the entire world, and […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: inheritance edition

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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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