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Three notable deaths since MNB took off for the Thanksgiving weekend...

• Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba who helped to overthrow a dictator there only to become one himself, turning Cuba into a Socialist state while oppressing his people and suppressing all dissent, passed away late Friday night. He was 90.

• Florence Henderson, who gained national fame and enduring affection that transcended generations as the mother on "The Brady Bunch" TV series, passed away on Thanksgiving day from heart failure. She was 82.

• Ron Glass, who became best known to one generation of viewers as one of the detectives in the "Barney Miller" TV series, and then became part of the cult TV series "Firefly" ensemble, as Derrial Book, a shepherd and spiritual advisor, passed away on Friday. The cause was respiratory failure. He was 71.
KC's View:
As a Browncoat, I feel it is my duty to repeat a line that Derrial Book utters on "Firefly." Once asked how come he does not care where he is going, Book responds, "Cause how you get there is the worthier part."

A sentiment worth remembering.