I was very sorry to learn this week of the unexpected death of Greene County resident Dick May. A professor of history with an abiding interest in the correct use of language, Dick’s gentlemanly manner managed to keep his searing wit from ever offending.
I last saw Dick a couple of months ago at a charity poker tournament (in which he placed fourth out of a couple dozen players), and he seemed his usual acerbically-witty self.
For several years, he posted wry observations about local politics at Seeing Greene. His blog posts will be missed—with hope someone will archive them—but their author will be missed far moreso.