Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Morning Post

by Molly Ivors

In which my friend Susie Madrak says goodbye to Joe Bageant.

He wrote so powerfully about the tyranny of owning things, but also had a deep well of compassion for fellow Americans who were caught on the wheels of the economic machine. He was always urging me to stop looking for a job and “just write, goddamnit!”

He was my friend, a mentor, and a fellow traveler on the road to enlightenment. He was no doubt easier from a distance, but really, aren’t we all?

(BONUS: She's been sneered at by Robert Stacy McCain for this!)