I spent a few hours over the past week helping a friend pack up and move. Something I’ve done many times before. Only, in this case, my friend already left. And wherever he is now, he won’t be needing his file cabinets or his shoes or his pipe collection… or any of his worldly possessions. […]

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Anne McKinley phoned me this afternoon to let me know that our mutual friend Scott Speake quite unexpectedly died over the weekend. We all knew each other through our book club. Anne sent this e-mail to our discussion group: I have just been informed that Scott Speake, one of the founding members of the Octavia […]

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