One of the least-noticed effects of COVID isolation has been the lack of public mourning for people who have died over these past months, whether or not the pandemic played any role in their demise.
I just found out that Thane Tienson, a prominent Portland attorney who came from Astoria and never forgot his home, died suddenly at the age of 74. Thane was a robust and well-met fellow who made an impact on Oregon, the law, and Astoria.
Like too many others during these plague times, he will be missed.
I also learned, only through references in social media, that long-time coast TV journalist Dave Pastor died a few months ago.
These trees did make a sound, even if nobody heard them fall in the forest of our lives.
JOSHUA MARQUIS on
criminal justice, animal welfare, and the nature of the relationship between popular culture and the law.
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