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In Memoriam :: Grant Burns

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the loss of one of our dearest friends here at NewPages: Grant Burns, a university librarian, better known to our readers as Uncle Frank in his regular column of socio-political commentary.

His articles were fiercely poignant, politically charged, and steeped with emotion and intellect. Had we not lost Grant a few years back, I’m sure he’d still be writing for NewPages today and as fiery as ever about what’s now going on in politics and around the world – most especially this last campaign bout. Reading back through his archived columns is a sharp reminder of pains suffered these past eight years, and brings a twinge of remorse that Grant could not have been here to witness the end of the Bush regime.

His guiding words are sorely missed, as is the kind character of the man behind them.

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