‘Goodbye’ Archive

Rest In Peace, Nino Scalia – But! March 7, 2016 No Comments

Antonin Scalia [1936-2016] was one of the best loved judges for his wit, and hated for his legal reasoning.  For the most part, he was a hero to those who wish to uphold the text of the United States Constitution as opposed to those who wish to read fantastic things into it. But I am […]

RIP Thomas Fuentes, 1948-2012 May 29, 2012 2 Comments

Thomas Alexander Fuentes, long time Director of Communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, and also Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, died in May 2012.  People had actually expected him to die the previous fall, but he hung on, held court from his bed, helped and advised people, and occasionally actually […]

Leroy Grannis February 21, 2011 1 Comment

Leroy Grannis, famous surf photographer, was my ninth cousin or something like that. I wonder whether that explains anything about me, at least my current passion for stand up paddleboarding. I didn’t surf, but it was so much part of the culture in my youth – and I’m old enough to remember the Dick Dale […]