Over the course of a week, I read quite a bit. The daily newspaper, of course (yes, the old fashioned hard copy), a magazine or two, a book (right now, it’s Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power), and like everyone else, a ton of stuff on the internet.
Two things I read this past week stayed with me. I saw them on the internet, and I thought I’d pass them along.
One is the self-authored obituary of a Utah man that was honest, hilarious, and heartrending. It also hit home because we’re about the same age. To read the obit he wrote, click here. To read a story the Salt Lake Tribune did on it, click here.
Would I write something like that? Could I? I have no plans to find out anytime soon.
The other item I read this week was from The Onion. The Onion, for the uninitiated, is a wickedly funny website that offers a satirical take on the news of the day. Nothing is sacred. Still, I was surprised when they did a piece Friday on the Colorado shootings. Apprehensive, too.
To read it, click here.
It’s not satirical, so much as it is a sad and truthful commentary on how this story will play out in the media, and how we, as a people, will react.
Life as we know it. And death, too.