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Happy Thanksgiving 2013

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The blog is off today — enjoy the holiday with the people who mean the most to you. Thanksgiving should be about more than football, turkey, and holiday shopping, as Steve Goodman always knew (courtesy of 1000Magicians at YouTube). The blog will return tomorrow with our regular features.

Louie Canelakes, 1955-2013

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Louie Canelakes, 1955-2013I’ve met bankers and ballplayers, business and political types, and even a few reasonably well-known actors and musicians over the course of my writing career. But none of them were larger than life the way Louie Canelakes was larger than life.

Louie died over the weekend, news that was as unexpected as it was unbelievable. Institutions don’t die; they last forever, and they give the rest of us the strength and the wherewithal to get through the day. Once, when I was enduring about as rough a patch as someone like me can go through, one of the things that kept me going each week was that if I made it to Friday, I could drink beer at Louie’s. Most of the time, that worked. More, after the jump:

Richie Havens, 1941-2013

So long, Richie — The love you save will be equal to the love you gave. (Video courtesy of Voice of America via YouTuibe.)

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