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…if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road he wants to go…I would only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.”  RAY BRADBURY

Ray Bradbury departed this sphere on June 5, 2012 — just a few months short of his 92nd birthday. He and Charles Bukowski were born in the same year, just six days apart (August 22nd for Bradbury and August 16th for Bukowski — hey, just realized their last names have eight letters and start with “B”). Both writers overcame adversity and kept writing no matter what — producing work until their final years. Thank you for the inspiration, Leo geniuses!

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