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Larry Sechrest Dies
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2008-10-30 21:35
I've just heard the terribly sad news that economist and all-round Renaissance Man Larry Sechrest has died, from heart failure. He and I first met at the 1995 IOS one-day Seminar, Meeting of Minds, in San Francisco, where we were both presenting: he on what a backslider Hayek was, a subject dear to my heart. He became a regular contributor to The Free Radical and occasional participant in the early SOLOHQ. He was the sweetest of souls, an elegant and witty speaker, and a braveheart.
There's a tribute to him at the Mises site here, and you can find many of his FreeRad articles right here simply by typing his name into the search engine.
I would especially recommend A Toast to the Worthwhile Life!.
Ladies and gentlemen! Your attention, please. One year is ending, and a new one beginning. That much is obvious. Speaking for myself, at this moment I am bedeviled by an abundance of sobering and melancholy remembrances. Of love lost, regained, then lost again. Of good friends who live no more, victimized by the brutality that is death. Of the colossal foolishness of most men and women, glaringly revealed during evangelical crusades and national elections. And yet, I am replete with the glorious knowledge that joyous opportunities lie ahead……But enough of that! Enough about me. Raise your glasses. Let us drink a toast to the essentials, those things without which life becomes tepid, tasteless, colorless, and silent. Of course, some of us are too blind—or too repressed—to recognize that these are the essentials. Do not heap scorn upon those who fail to see. Chide them if you must, but do it gently if you can.
I'm happy to report that the lost/regained/lost love that he refers to was regained again.
RIP, Larry. You certainly lived what you toasted to. And my sincerest condolences to Molly.
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