From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 09:55:55 -0400 Archived: Wed, 06 May 2009 17:25:00 -0400 Subject: Re: John Michell 1933 - 2009 >Source: The New York Times - New York, USA >http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/world/europe/04michell.html?_r=2 >May 3, 2009 >John Michell, Author And Eccentric, Dies At 76 >By Douglas Martin >John Michell, a self-styled Merlin of the 1960s English >counterculture who inspired disciples like the Rolling Stones >with a deluge of writings about UFOs, prehistoric architecture >and fairies - when he was not describing fascinating eccentrics >or the perils of the metric system - died on April 24 in Poole, >England. He was 76. I read of John Michell's death with shock and sorrow. He was truly a wonderful man. The universe could use more like him. Unfortunately, there was, could be, only one John Michell. His Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions is one of the most purely entertaining books I've ever read. One day in April 1995, as I was walking down a street in London, a striking-looking man wearing a cape - though I suppose all men wearing capes are striking-looking by definition - strolled up beside me and said, "You're Jerry Clark, aren't you?" He didn't have to tell me who he was. We walked the sidewalk for two or three blocks chatting pleasantly as if we'd known each other for years, though this was and would be the only time we ever communicated. What a sweet and irreplaceable character. With his passing the universe is a little emptier, a little sadder. Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/subscribers/ Your access info works there too... These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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