Here’s the day’s open line.

But first an exercise of blog privilege:

I often wish the Times had an obituary section. Perhaps we might someday.

Yesterday, I got a call from a family that wanted to publish an obituary in the Times because the Democrat-Gazette just didn’t seem the best surroundings for a tribute to their loved one.


So here’s to Theresa Lipsmeyer, who died Wednesday. From her brother: