The Daily Goodbye
Good healthy morning.
You may have never heard of Ernesta Rachel Dunbar, but maybe you just aren't worldly enough. She was very big in Taiwan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and elsewhere in Asia. In the U.S., she performed with Philly soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., R&B singer Bobby Brown and bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
Cecile Pierlot Strugnell, the daughter of a Belgian prime minister and the wife of a world-renowned religious scholar, had to carve out her own identity in the shadows, which she did while finishing her education and working, as a single mother. She made her own choice in how to die, as well.
A story of suicide, which takes more lives than homicides in the U.S: The number of people jumping to their deaths from high-rise condos in the Miami area since 2007 is 16, according to the Miami New Times. (Warning -- the story is a bit too detailed for some.)
Cliff Solway was working at the Canadian Broadcasting Company when television was introduced to the land of the Maple Leaf. He got the job by walking down the street and running into a friend who needed help, then rose to become arguably the foremost public affairs producer/director at the CBC.
OK, this last one is here just because I like the photo: Christopher Lamb, a leading authority on the science of plants, died Aug. 21 in England. And I wonder who put all those baggies on the stalks of grass?
September 10, 2009; 8:25 AM ET
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