Friday, January 29, 2010

RIP JD Salinger and Howard Zinn

"An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's."

- J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Thank you for blowing my doors off their hinges when I was quite young.  May you have a quiet corner now where now one will come knocking on your Caulfield cabin for eternity.

And Howard Zinn, too.  Largely, in the political arena, if you hadn't said it first, I likely would not be thinking it nearly so eloquently and succinctly.

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.


  1. Interestingly, I always liked Salinger, but it was Zinn who blew my doors off their hinges more, I think.

  2. well, they kind of both blew the doors off for me.


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