Saturday, December 16, 2017
  The art of writing an obituary  
1,000 words or fewer


While cleaning my inbox, this headline appeared,

The art of writing an obituary
Capturing the essence of a life in 1,000 words or fewer

The post at Medium, by Amanda Coletta, is from an interview of Ann Wroe, the obituaries editor at The Economist.

The lede paragraph gives some background:

Ann Wroe can capture the essence of an entire life in fewer than 1,000 words. The subjects of the obituary page in The Economist, which she writes and edits, run the gamut. There are, of course, the giants — the Fidel CastrosPope John Paul IIs and Ronald Reagans of the world. There are the celebrities, ranging from A-listers such as Elizabeth Taylor to more peculiar types like Anna Nicole Smith. But not everyone is a household name. Many of the figures that feature are seemingly ordinary or the last witnesses of worlds: individuals such as Marie Smith, the last speaker of the Eyak language, and Lazare Ponticelli, the last French foot-soldier of the first world war. Sometimes there are also animals.

Not being familiar with Ann Wroe's writing I can't comment on her 'art' other than to note her position and reputation. Apparently she's good at what she does — condense a lifetime into 1000 words or fewer.


[LINK] to original article at Medium.com

Posted on 04 Nov 2017
A different viewpoint

The Economist — as connected to Intelligence and the Deep State as any media orginaziton on the planet! Sanitize, backwash and misdirect are their operative methods.

Going by the evidence presented on various websites (M.Mathis, POM, Calcified Lies to name a few) the fake world is ubiquitous. My guess is the most everyone she writes about falls into this category, So what is the point?*

There was one good quote:

I don’t want to write what everyone else thinks of the person. I want what they thought of the world. It’s a completely different viewpoint


* I also needed a second post to go with the Nov. '17 update.

Close match

…what they thought of the world

This seems like a close match to my objective with this website
— to leave a record of some of what I've accumulated that has value.

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