|I made a list of people
within the First Degree of Separation
me who have died over the years since I became aware. Not
counting early on ancestors such as parents and
grandparents, and not counting others whom I have yet to
remember at this writing, sixteen people have died out of my
first circle, from Steven Sloper, at about 13—a Boy Scout in
my group from the early 1960s—to Susan Rice, my sister of
ten years younger than me, and David Kirwan first son of my
mother's kid-sister; my cousin.
1962 - 1992 - ? - 2002 - 2007 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015
1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 3 (so far?) Who am I missing?
I do not know what I may appear to
the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy
playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then
finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before
—Sir Isaac Newton
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