May 11th, 2010

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I guess everybody heard about Lena Horne passing away. A friend posted an interesting thing I hadn't heard before: she was friends with Rex Stout, and their daughters were roommates at school. I noticed she did the introduction to the new edition of Champagne For One.

Frank Frazetta also passed away.

Yesterday was kind of a sucky day, wasn't it?


In more cheery news, I'm reading Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon, and really enjoying it. It's set in the Caucasus, around 950 AD, about two adventurers, one African and one Frank, both Jewish, in the Khazar Empire. It's funny, with very much the feel of the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories.

I'm also taking a break from the online world, from tomorrow (Wednesday) through the weekend. I'll be around the rest of today, but I probably won't be reading email after Wednesday morning until Sunday or so.