Late this afternoon, and email from my journalism listserv arrived, letting us know that Tim Russert had died. I thought it was a joke.
CNN confirmed my colleague’s email, and I was instantly sad. I’m not sure why…could be because I love Meet the Press, could be because it was so sudden, could be because he’s around my parents’ age, and people that age are not supposed to just drop dead.
I read CNN’s account of Russert’s passing, and I have to say, what a way to go. Just back from a family trip to Italy. Hard at work, I’m sure prepping Sunday’s show. I’ve often said that I love teaching so much, that I’ll never retire, and instead I just want to drop dead at the front of a classroom, mid-lecture. Just take me doing what I love.
As a complete non sequitur, any ideas on how to get rid of crickets? Pretty sure I’m not going to get any sleep tonight since I can’t find the cricket that is currently screaming at me.