RIP, Michael Bond

I can honestly say a little bit of my childhood died today.  Michael Bond, author of the Paddington Bear series, has passed away after a short illness at age 91.

I owe this man — and his bear — so much.  Paddington was my introduction to British culture when I was learning how to read.  He’ll be missed.  At least he had a good, long run of it.  The legacy lives on.

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