Day: June 8, 2018

On Day Four… Sadness


They say it comes in threes. But, three in less than 12 hours? Wait a minute. At about 7 pm or so I learned of the passing of David Duncan Douglas. He was, without exception, the greatest photojournalist of our time. He was 103 years old. I think he earned his rest. At around 9 pm I learned of the passing of Tee-Eva, a Mardi Gras Baby Doll who was known for her pralines, which she sold from a couple of stores on Magazine Street. Apparently, she fell on Sunday and whatever happened took her life. She was 79 years old. I awoke this morning to the news that Anthony Bourdain was dead. He took his own life. This is death is the one that is huge global news. I’m probably pretty sure that many of you are sad even as I write. That is how it should be.  He was 61. He took his own life, as did Kate Spade early in the week. I have  no words. The first two deaths were more-or-less …