I was on a long train ride today and settled in with the Sunday Times. By far, the best thing I read was — among the stories written about people who had died this year — a piece on Liz Claiborne. What a success story — she was innovative, financially prosperous and a humanitarian.

My favorite line in the story:

Her parents were so opposed to her career choice that her father, a banker, dropped her off on a corner in New York City, handed her $50 and did not speak to her for 20 years.

Don’t know what I can add to that.