It’s been a busy and momentous week. As shoppers raced to make their final Christmas purchases, the world said a warm goodbye to Vaclav Havel, and a bitter good riddance to Kim Jong Il.
This has been a busy week for the Grim Reaper, slashing out at friend and foe, winning each battle fought against clay-footed humans who earned obituaries on the front page inspired by love or hate or both. Words often have a life of their own, particularly in matters of life and death. Cosmic coincidences in man's fate bring to our attention very different men merely because they died within days of each other.