I just read on Twitter that George Whitman died. If you're not familiar with George Whitman then you should watch Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man. I posted the first part of it up yonder. John and I watched it on the Sundance channel years ago and I was completely enamoured. The short of it is this: Whitman was the owner of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. He was just an all around odd ball and friend to artists and fabulously interesting individual. He stole a piece of my heart and I'm sad for all of us that he's no longer here on earth. He was 98.