I Shouldn’t Have Said Anything.

This morning I was buying a Diet Coke at the gas station, which forced the lady to get up from her chair by the radio.
“Arlo Guthrie! I didn’t even know he was still alive!”
“Really! You know who I’m always amazed to hear is still alive,” I said, trying to match both the tenacious age and the names’ quirkiness and rhythm as closely as possible: “Studs Terkel.”
Studs Terkel dies [chicagotribune]
Studs spoke at the Printers Row Book Fair in June [chicagopublicradio.org]