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Cowichan Conversations: Obituary–Womans’ Last Request- Send Steve Packing!

Her last wish is our command. Defeat Steve Harper, Drive him into the Deep Blue Sea-

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The Disaffected Lib: Spock is Gone

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83.  His death has been blamed on many years of smoking even though he quit three decades ago.

I can think of no finer tribute to Nimoy:

Alberta Diary: Remembering Sue Higgins, Calgary alderman: a fiscal conservative, sure, but the real McCoy, not just some ideologue

Sue Higgins in a characteristic pose, grabbed from the Internet. Below: Her official City of Calgary mug, from back in the day.

When I heard on the car radio yesterday afternoon that Sue Higgins had died, the first thing I thought of was that green pantsuit.

This is a funny thing to remember . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Remembering Sue Higgins, Calgary alderman: a fiscal conservative, sure, but the real McCoy, not just some ideologue

Sketchy Thoughts: Christa Eckes – Honor Her Memory!

The first time Christa Eckes made the news was back in 1970, when as a teenager growing up in the West German city of Hamburg she was expelled from high school for starting a political action group. The “Basisgruppe LS-Schülerinnen” (LS Students Grassroots Group) was said to have distributed leaflets, organized resistance to the . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Christa Eckes – Honor Her Memory!

Sketchy Thoughts: A Statement and a Poem for Christa Eckes

Former RAF member Christa Eckes died of cancer on Wednesday, May 23, in Karlsruhe, Germany. (To read more about Christa, click here.) The following is a statement by Ronald Augustin and a poem by Gisela Dutzi, regarding their comrade and friend:ron:

christa and i, we failed to meet each other on several occasions.  when . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: A Statement and a Poem for Christa Eckes