Molly Ivins
Feb01

Molly Ivins

One of our most awesome political humorists died today from breast cancer. She was battling her third round with the disease. She was 62. I first heard of Molly Ivins when I saw her speak and met her in 1993 at Ball State. She was a firecracker. I didn’t know a thing about the Texas legislature, but she had me rolling in the aisles at their antics. Even though I was a broke-ass grad student, I bought her book, shook her hand,...

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Just blabbing
Sep28

Just blabbing

My dad was not much better when I saw him last night. However, the hospital staff seems to finally have caught on to the problem (after two days of us complaining) – he was being overmedicated. It wasn’t a dosage problem, just a sensitivity problem on his part. This is a man who suffered with terrible knee pain for years and didn’t take much more than extra strength Tylenol. It was very scary last night watching him...

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Ann Richards

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards died yesterday of esophageal cancer. She’s the white-haired, sharp, funny Texas Democrat who didn’t have much love for either Bush I or II (not to be confused with Molly Ivins, also funny, sharp and with big white hair, who said in January she was having chemotherapy for a recurrence of inflammatory breast cancer). The current president defeated Gov. Richards for re-election in 1994. I always...

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