with the passing today of Farley Mowat.
Still standing: Alice Munro (1931-) (ironically, I had a passing intuition in a restaurant at lunch today that she had passed), Margaret Atwood (1939), and Leonard Cohen (1934-). May these great three continue to live happily, perform, and create. (postscript: Leonard passed in 2016–greatly missed by the many worldwide.)
(visual: a typical humorous letter from Mowat to a friend, among my burgeoning collection of CanLit ephemera, soon to be displayed on a new forthcoming weblog devoted to that sort of wonderful stuff)