Wednesday, January 27, 2010

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

From Ed, 1/27/2010:

One phrase that Howard Zinn made irrelevant is that "only the good die young.,," Howard Zinn passed away today at age 87, and he was great.

Though he had a full life, one that the rest of us can only aspire to, the news is still heartbreaking. For we have lost a truly bright light, and a wisdom seemingly unparalleled.

Fortunately he has left us with a body of work so extraordinary that it will be drawn upon for centuries to come...

He was a true and constant source of inspiration for myself and countless others.. For me, he was the true embodiment of hope... And a living reminder to keep that hope alive.

I'm so grateful for his friendship..

I will miss him for the rest of my days.