Category: Biography & Obituary

past and present

Laura Dekker makes it round

The first place I went when Laura Dekker completed her voyage was to Abby Sunderland’s blog and sure enough, Abby had congratulated her.  You’ll recall Abby was the girl who had to be picked up from the ocean near Australia…

Dearieme – Anita on Sunday

From NPR: Anita O’Day is a singer’s singer. Highly rhythmic with a distinctive sense of phrasing, she was one of the first big band singers to tackle the intricacies of bebop and prevail. She’s influenced many, including June Christy and…

Jeanne Calment of Arles

Documented as the oldest human being [1875-1997], at 122 she’s going to take some catching. Wiki: At age 85, she took up fencing, and continued to ride her bicycle up until her 100th birthday. She was reportedly neither athletic, nor…