The Final Rumpus

My 15 year-old son shared with me the disheartening news.

“Dad, the author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ died today.”

You’re kidding me, I thought.

Maurice Sendak died today (Tuesday, May 8th) at age 83. Read the NY Times article here.

The second blog post I wrote for Lifesummit in 2009 paid a brief tribute to one of my all-time favorite short stories and Sendak’s most famous work, and a bit of—ahem—emotions I bore while watching the movie at a theater with two of my children. You can laugh at me all you want here for the October, 2009, post: “Let the wild rumpus start!” Just a word of caution though—it might awaken your wild side.

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