Sad news for good news

I woke up this morning to the news that the director of my graduate program, the amazing cultural journalist Ellen Willis, passed away this morning from lung cancer.

About an hour later, I heard the announcement that Ed Bradley has died of leukemia.

This was all about 12 hours after I read a Dr. Strange comic in which the sorcerer supreme discovers the cure for cancer in a parallel universe guarded by a giant multi-headed monster of pure evil.

I think this sums up why I aspire to write thougtfully about the real world while reading a lot of comic books. Ellen and Ed, you will both be dearly missed.

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