“Take it easy, but take it.” -- Louis “Studs” Terkel, May 16, 1912 - October 31, 2008Terkel died at home in Chicago yesterday. Here’s a lengthier piece -- with links -- that I wrote for January Magazine. And another quote, because I can’t resist. Because he spent his life saying things that were worth repeating.
“Why are we born? We’re born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between the time we’re born and we die? We’re born to live. One is a realist if one hopes.”