I had only just posted about John Ritter, signed off and turned on the TV when I saw that Johnny Cash
died, too. I guess we knew it was coming but we thought he might make it a little longer. I knew several months ago that his version of NIN's "Hurt" would be the song I remembered most from this year and that's a certainty now.
I will also remember one more thing Johnny Cash said on his Larry King interview of recent months, which was rerun the weekend before last. Talking about everything he faced in life, he said simply, "I don't give up...I don't give up because I don't give up." May he rest in peace and may those words always inspire the rest of us as people and as a nation.