Jul 23 2013
Tuesday News: Karen Wheless passes away; Amazon and the public library conundrum; the digital age means NEVER saying goodbye
The Cover Cafe announced that Karen Wheless had passed away due to a recurrence of her cancer. I’ve “known” Karen for many years. Maybe over a decade. She participated at the All About Romance message boards and on a private reader group that I belonged to (as did some of the DA reviewers). She was an insightful reader and had wonderful recommendations. She went on to be huge part of the Cover Contests at the Cover Cafe. Karen really loved the CoverCafe and would email me whenever the contest geared up each year.
I was gutted when I read the news. RIP, Karen.
What Feeney does is give big money to big problems–whether bringing peace to Northern Ireland, modernizing Vietnam’s health care system or seeding $350 million to turn New York‘s long-neglected Roosevelt Island into a technology hub. He’s not waiting to grant gifts after he’s gone nor to set up a legacy fund that annually tosses pennies at a $10 problem. He hunts for causes where he can have dramatic impact and goes all-in. “Chuck Feeney is a remarkable role model,” Bill Gates tells FORBES, “and the ultimate example of giving while living.” Forbes