Tag Archives: people to bring back from the dead

R.I.P. Peter Falk

Nineteen years to the day after Peter Falk started work on the film Wings of Desire, I had the occasion to sit down and talk with him for about an hour. He was in Michigan as part of a speaking tour, and it was one of the happiest days of my life. I plan to […]

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Goodbye Captain Beefheart

There are rumors flying around the internet today that two influential musical giants have died – Justin Bieber and Captain Beefheart. Sadly, one is real. My heart goes out this morning to the entire Beefheart family. Here, in tribute, is Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain” from his book, Leaves of Grass, published in 1900. […]

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Edison, Tesla, electrocuted elephants, and the hiding place beneath the stairs

I spent the day with my parents at the Henry Ford museum, experiencing secondhand the hero worship that the great automotive entrepreneur felt for Thomas Edison. We listened to recordings of Edison speaking, contemplated his dying breath under glass and saw the spot under the stairs of hisMenlo Park laboratory (which had been moved from […]

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