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A Devastating Loss, An Absolute Disaster

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79

I would count him as a top ten, maybe a top five of all time, and he wasn’t even a Chief Justice. This is a devastating loss for people who love this country. It’s a devastating loss for those of us who love the Constitution. . . . It’s an absolute disaster.”

 — radio talkshow host & lawyer Mark Levin

Bob Burgess, Boss

It’s nice to see a tribute to my old boss. I worked for him back in the Nineties. He lived in Wallingford, a neighborhood in Seattle.

I did some graphic design and other computer work for him. I also mowed the grass at the apartment complex where he lived, which he owned. He called his little operation Burgess and Associates.

Mr. Burgess was a vet. He served during World War II in the Pacific theater. I am sure he had many stories to tell, but he only told me about them briefly.

He was more concerned with the direction of the country. A very conservative and religious man.

One man in particular drew his ire, retired newsman Walter Cronkite. Cronkite had helped found a liberal interest group called The Interfaith Alliance. Bob wanted to counter it with a group he called The Outer Faith Alliance. His heart may have been in the right place, but, of course, our efforts didn’t amount to much.

I am glad I got to know him a little. Sadly, his wife had died before I started working for him.