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The Ill-fated Ford Edsel Lives On as its Designer Passes On

“I’m proud of the car. There is not a bad line on the car.” - Roy Brown.Roy Abbott Brown Jr., chief designer of the 1957 Ford Edsel loved the car so much that he drove one well into his 90s. He died on Feb. 24, 2013 at the age of 96.He was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Hamilton, Ontario, moving to[...]

Updating the Modern Obituary

As any up-and-coming journalist will often be told, every person has a story. In the case of obituaries, every life has a story, how those stories are told though is in the pen – or rather the keyboard of the writer.Recently, The Atlantic posted a news article commenting on the New York Times latest obituary penned for Yvonne Brill, who made a mean beef stroganoff… err… who was[...]

Write Your Own Obituary

Who knows more about your life than you do? Have you ever thought about writing your own obituary? How would you summarize your life in roughly 500 words or less? You would need to think of the people you love most, your passions, your priorities and important events that occurred in your lifetime.Writing your own obituary can be useful for more than the obvious reason. Firstly, by[...]
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