Category: obituaries

  • The Ultimate Death Playlist

    “The Death Playlist” by TX writer Robert Nagle (although with random thoughts about death and funerals)

  • Remembrance of Thomas F. Nagle (my uncle)

    (About my uncle who passed away earlier this year). Boy, Uncle Thomas was  the world’s greatest uncle! While growing up in Houston, Texas, I didn’t get to see him except on special occasions.    Uncle Thomas was  good about visiting our family in Houston, but it’s hard (and expensive!) to keep in touch over such long…

  • Appreciation for Ohio author Jack Matthews (1925-2013)

    Here’s a literary obituary and appreciation of Ohio author Jack Matthews who died on November 28 at the age of 88.  I’ll probably write a more personal tribute later. Also, I finally posted the audio of the erudite 45 minute interview I did with Jack in 2010. A lot is going on at the moment…

  • Chance Encounter with a Genius (or Two)

    Thoughts on Geniuses and Prodigies who leave the world prematurely. By Texas literary blogger Robert Nagle.

  • Donald Edward Nagle 1931-2010 RIP

    My father died on the morning of Tuesday May 4,2010.    He lived a very happy life. (More photos and information about the  funeral will be under the fold.  (It may take a while for all the photos to load).

  • Homage to Luanne Platter

    While America grapples with the death of actress Brittany Murphy, I am grappling with the death of the cartoon character she played in King of the Hill: Luanne Platter. The wikipedia description of her character is a laugh riot.  Just the mention of the idiotic “Manger Babies” makes me laugh. Initially the character annoyed me,…