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Will Tinkham has published six novels: THE CARY GRANT SANATORIUM AND PLAYHOUSE, THE GREAT AMERICAN SCRAPBOOK, THE ADVENTURES OF HANK FENN, BONUS MAN, NO HAPPIER STATE, and ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL. He lives and writes in Minneapolis, MN. His short fiction has been published on three continents and he long ago attended Bread Loaf on a scholarship. An actor of little renown, his credits do include the Guthrie Theater and Theatre in the Round. @WillTinkhamfictionist on Facebook

Friday, November 2, 2012

A story link and more sadness

Posted this About Place Journal link on facebook this morning only to scroll down to the next post and news that my friend Kevin Hazlett had passed away. A year and a half ago (March '11), I posted my thoughts here upon hearing news of his cancer and a benefit in his honor. To last that long with pancreatic cancer is one helluva fight. By all rights, he should've been gone a year ago, yet it's still hard to read such news.
I last saw Kevin in June at a gathering for the one-year anniversary of his brother Buck's passing. (See June '11 post.) I told him that a year before he had said the doctors were giving him six months. He laughed (no surprise) and told me of the 20-some radiation treatments he'd had—even though they'd told him he only had strength enough for 4 or 5.
My thoughts and condolences go out to his wonderful family and his legion of friends. For Kevin, no joke was too bad to tell. Over and over. Just wish I could hear them all over again.