The novelist Larry McMurtry has passed away at the age of 84.
His masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, should be a contender for The Great American Novel, but he wrote other memorable books as well and now is a good time for a McMurtry reading binge.
The dedication to Lonesome Dove borrowed a line from the song, Streets of Laredo. Its original version seems appropriate here:
"Once in the saddle I used to go dashing . . ."
May he rest in peace.