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Fair Sailing, Rick Kaminski

I never got to see Rick Kaminski, Seattle’s “Peanut Guy,” ply his trade in person. But I knew of him and was glad to know he was out there. He died late last night.

No one is reducible to his job or what you think you know of him from afar, but, based on those distant impressions, here’s to a guy who seemed to love his life, which would strike most as a simple life, and who, over the years, gave a lot of people a laugh or two that they probably needed. To be honest, that’s more than most of us are good for.

Tonight, I’m raising a drink to Rick Kaminski. Join me?