colon count

As I count down the days to my colonoscopy, and after reading Anton Enus’s story, another story caught my eye. Leigh Sales tweeted:

The term “journalist” is often misused (opinionistas claiming to be one etc) – this is an actual journalist. [link to obituary: “Fearless to the end: Remembering Margaret Moth“]

The beginning of the obit got me interested straight away:

Simply put, Margaret Moth made an impression.

Given her jet-black hair, thick black eyeliner, black clothes and combat boots (which she often slept in while on assignment), people didn’t always know what to think upon meeting her. She was quirky, the sort who excused herself from a social gathering by saying she had to wash her socks. And she was fearless, the kind of woman who not only kept the camera rolling while under fire, but zoomed in on a soldier who was shooting at her.

Another victim in the colon cancer count (who I am reading about coincidentally, or did Leigh Sales partly tweet the story for that reason?).

Apparently CNN made a documentary about her – I must look at that.  Margaret Moth was a pretty remarkable person, it seems to me. “Fearless to the end” sounds like a descriptor of someone whose life story would contain quite a few valuable lessons for me.


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