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Blessings on the Bardo

I'll tell you what's unfair.

Anthony Bourdain died today.

And at the risk of polluting his Bardo, I am grieving.

I am a cook.

I am a well traveled person.

Like Michael Palin, I followed AB around the world a few times.

The Congo remains my favorite CNN show.

But more than that, he represented something to my psyche.

The bad boy reformed into a good enough Dad.

Although, I wondered why he left Arian so often.

Suicide is not painless.

Unfair to the survivors.

Unfair to me.


"You know what you otta do..."