Friday Morning Bookclub

December 10, 2009

Remembering Joan Root

Filed under: Wildflower — janinefrier @ 10:25 am

Here is a beautiful pic that was taken of the Roots in their hot air balloon, which they flew over Kilimanjaro.  The pic shows some Maasai watching, during the filming of Balloon Safari.

Here is another interesting site I found for you to look at.  It is an obit on Joan Root on a blog called The Blog of Death, which is, as they describe themselves:”a frequently-updated Weblog highlighting obituaries of the famous, infamous and interesting unknowns.  The Blog of Death is written by Jade Walker ([1]), a New Hampshire-based writer/editor with a passion for obituaries. As the overnight editor/producer of The New York Times on the Web, she published the Obits section and spent a year working on the Portraits of Grief, a collection of obits for the victims of the Sept. 11th terror attacks. When she was the editor of Inscriptions Magazine, Walker compiled the hugely popular R.I.P. section of writer obits. Now she spends her days commemorating the dead on her popular Weblog and her nights working the graveyard shift as an online editor/producer for Yahoo! News.”

There are a number of comments posted by people who knew or had met Joan Root.


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