I was driving home this evening after having stopped at the supermarket to stock up because an ice storm just started up here in Tulsa. I tuned in to the middle of a NPR program as I cranked up the car and they were talking about The Catcher in the Rye and I immediately thought, "Oh, my. J.D. Salinger has finally died." I just logged on to the internet a few minutes ago and, of course, it's true. Howard Zinn and Salinger both died on the same day. It truly is the passing of an era.
Here's the CNN report for you to read if you like: