February 1, 2007
I had another surprise today, other than the snow. As I woke up listening to NPR on my radio alarm the first thing I remember hearing as my consciousness took shape was that one of my favorite political commentators, Molly Ivins, passed away yesterday. This is very saddening to me. She was a fantastic writer. She had amazing wit. I was first introduced to her writing by a professor in college. I will miss her humor-filled considerations on the ridiculousness of politics. Yes she was very liberal for those for whom such labels are so important, but she was genuine and earnest which is something not common in today's media.