Saturday, November 27, 2004

Saturday, November 27

I heard yesterday that my friend Sam Grolmes died on Thanksgiving Day, the same day as his mother. This seems like a good time and place to tell the world that Sam was a gentle, decent, thoughtful, honorable man. He devoted his life to his beloved wife, Yumiko, and to poetry. Together, they are chiefly responsible for making the work of the great twentieth century Japanese poet Ryuichi Tamura available in English. This work, along with their other important collaborative translations, was, as they say, a labor of love--a quality that Sam had in no short supply. The world is poorer by one gifted man without him.


Otherwise, today, just a little business: my blog site just got a little more sophisticated yesterday with the help of my trusty computer genius, Scott. I'm hoping that today's entry will include at least one link (above: we'll see in a moment if it works!) And, Bush, you'll be happy to hear that you can now comment or respond without having to register, as I believe you did before, when you hit the "Comment" button at the end of the entry. Now, when you hit that button, you'll be able to click on "Anonymous" and simply write in your response--though you do not need to remain anonymous: you are still at liberty to sign it. That comment will be available to blog readers by clicking on the "Comment" button if it indicates a comment has been made; and will be forwarded to me at Another way to respond is to connect with my profile and click on my "Email" link there.

Here's hoping all this sophisticated stuff will work, and wishing you a wonderful weekend…

1 comment:

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