Every Day, Angels

New York Times | December 14, 1994

By Anna Quindlen

In October 1992 an obituary with this headline ran in The New York Times: “Harold Brown Sr., 61, Investment Executive.” That description was right, as far as it went, but it did not capture the essence of Mr. Brown’s life. If it had, it would have read: “Harold Brown Sr., 61, Did Good.”

For a long time I’ve been meaning to write this particular column, and it’s somehow fitting that it turns out to be my last. For more than 20 years I’ve been a reporter, a job that people say is sure to make you cynical and has somehow only left me more idealistic. For the last five I’ve been here, in this space, considering the great issues of the day…

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