Monday, October 27, 2008

Sad news ...

... Acclaimed author Tony Hillerman dies at 83.


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  2. Frank, thanks for spreading the word about a good man and a good writer.

    I had the pleasure and privelege of getting to know Tony when I was a student at the University of New Mexico in the 1970s. He was nearing the end of his tenure as a college administrator there - part of what was already a long and accomplished life that included distinguished military service in WWII, and careers in journalism and academics ... his exciting new venture as a writer of fiction was just getting started!

    He was a man of great gifts ... and great generosity in sharing those gifts with others ... and great character in doing so much to encourage others to develop and share their own gifts.