A Soldier Died in Iraq

He blogged about his experiences. His message, to be posted in case of his death, is here. I didn’t know him. I didn’t read his blog. I only heard about this from a posting somewhere else. And yet, I was moved near to tears. Tempus fugit, memento mori.

Milton Friedman Passes Away at 94

Milton Friedman, nobel prize winner and champion of liberty, passed away this morning in San Francisco. His son David has a truly touching epitaph: Cattle die, kindred die,Every man is mortal:But the good name never diesOf one who has done well. Words to live by on our shuffle through this coil.

Confronted by mortality

I was confronted by my own mortality this morning. I didn’t wreck my car or motorcycle, nor was I otherwise physically injured. I woke up, got out of bed, went to the bathroom, and looked in the mirror. And there it was. Death was staring me in the face. He didn’t come as a tall …

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