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Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain
Photo Credit: CNN

 
Anthony Bourdain died today of apparent suicide in his hotel room in France. He was 61.

In an interview with ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis last year, Bourdain said that, when he was younger, he had a kind of “live hard, die young” attitude.

“It came as sort of a rude surprise to me when I turned 30 and I was still alive,” he said. “I didn’t really have a plan after that.”

He lived another 30 years or so to make a name for himself as chef, traveler, bestselling author and TV personality.

I wish he could have hung on a little longer. He had much more to give. Instead, he hanged himself to end it all. Sadly, he must have felt that life like food had passed its “use by” or “best by” date and that it no longer appealed to his taste.

He would be surely missed by his family and those he had met in this journey called life.

June 8, 2018 at 9:43 am 2 comments

In Memoriam: Kate Spade

Kate Spade
Kate Spade

 
“Nothing can be said to be certain,” Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, “except death and taxes.”

We’re born to die. The clock starts ticking the moment we’re born. It’s sad to hear, though, when folks take their own life to circumvent the process as nature has intended.

One of them was Kate Spade who had made a name for herself in the fashion industry behind the KS brand of women’s bags and accessories. She was found hanging with a red scarf at her New York apartment today. She was 55.

I don’t know what led to her suicide that left a 13-year old daughter without a mother. Could it be because she was depressed? According to the press, she had been suffering from mental illness for sometime now but refused treatment for fear of the negative publicity it might generate to her brand.

“Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry,” Ivanka Trump tweeted upon hearing of her passing. I may not be a fan of Ms. Trump, but I couldn’t agree more with what she said.

May she rest in peace.

June 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm 6 comments

Just in Time

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 June 2017

Dale Rogerson

Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

It was one of those full moon nights when things could get crazy.

People gathered outside the apartment building attracted by a man standing like a statue on the edge of the roof.

It was Homer who lived with his family in one of the units there. When he lost his job, he spiraled into deep depression. He decided to end his life right there and then.

Homer spread his arms, took a deep breath, and was about to jump when he heard his wife’s domineering voice.

“Get down from there, you fool!” Henrietta yelled. “We just won the lottery.”

June 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm 43 comments


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