The washing machine died in mid-load. So it is with appliances. They do not go gently into that good night. They do not pass in their sleep, as we all want to do. Instead, they fail fully loaded, holding a last stew of lightly soaped gray water with half-clean clothes. At 10 p.m.
KC Carter became a friend of mine during the last year of his life, when nearly all his battles had been fought, when his health was failing and he knew it, when it was time to downsize, to finish things … and to have a good laugh.