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“Let him rest,” says his widow

When I’m writing an obituary, I live among the family. Not literally, of course, but emotionally. It begins with reading the death notice, usually written by one of the deceased’s children, placed in a newspaper at great cost and twigging … Continue reading

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An obituary writer’s quest to tell it all

I finished writing the obituary on Lieutenant Colonel Trygve Ringereide yesterday. It’ll be in the Globe & Mail in a few days and then I’ll link it here. But now I want to describe  the experience of writing it, how it combines … Continue reading

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A Norwegian Memorial

I attended a memorial service for a Norwegian war hero and listened to opera. Continue reading

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