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Thread #139321   Message #3195845
Posted By: maeve
26-Jul-11 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Bill Morrissey (1951-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Morrissey 1951-2011
I like this excerpt:
"Bill once said (in an interview for the Boston Phoenix, written by Ted Drozdowski), "…If you are not taking a chance and you are not moving forward, you might as well pump gas." It's without a doubt that every day Bill had on this earth he was taking a chance, as he was always looking to push his craft and better himself as a human being and a writer. His struggles with depression and alcoholism were well known and were spoken of frequently amongst his peers and his fans. It has also been documented that throughout the past few years he was trying to keep these issues at bay. Every day was a battle. Every day he was taking a chance. And for that, he is to be admired." (

Thank you for your courage, Bill.