Michael Crichton: 1942-2008

(CBS) Best-selling author and filmaker Michael Crichton died unexpectedly in Los Angeles Tuesday, after a courageous and private battle against cancer, according to a statement released by his family. He was 66.
Crichton is best known as the author of "Jurassic Park" and the creator of "ER." His most recent novel, "Next," about genetics and law, was published in December 2006.

What a terrific writer.  I got a lot of entertainment from his work, but his first book I read before I knew he was going to be a Big Deal: Five Patients, published in 1969; he assembled the stories while a 4th year medical student at MGH.  It’s a good read, and the lesson still applies.

He’ll be missed.

iowahawk: Just a Quick Reminder

iowahawk: Just a Quick Reminder
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Even if you’re one of the idiots planning to waste your vote on one of my inferior non-write-in rivals, I encourage you all to get out there and vote tomorrow, Wednesday November 5. What better way to celebrate the secret free big screen TV & liquor giveaway at Wal-Mart today? Supplies are limited, so get your spot in line early

Just so you know. Civic minded, I am.