Being an avid fan of Molly Ivins, I was deeply sadened by the news of her passing. I was a great admirer of her courageous thinking, her witty writing and she always knew how to make me laugh. I always wanted to know what her "take" was on any given subject. I couldn't wait to see if her column would appear in my paper, and when it wasn't there, I went online and found her most recent. She inspired me to talk about a subject whether I thought she was right or wrong. She knew how to rouse a patriotic feeling like no other, with the way she wrote. Her writing would always prod me into finding out more about the subject of which she was writing. She would urge me into action, by writing my Congressman, an editorial, or signing a petition for a just cause. Most writers don't possess that kind of ability and this was her truest gift to us all. She once said," I believe ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth," but that did'nt stop her from searching for it anyway and that inspired others to go in search of it for themselves. Molly had a great patriotic heart and that will be truly missed.
Feb 11 2007 - 8:56am