Jack Clarke (Clarke with an E, damn it!)

An old friend of mine died the other day, about a month ago. I didn’t know about it till my wife showed me his obituary. An old friend… I hadn’t seen him for about 20 years. There was a picture of him, sure looked like him, though older of course (he was about two months older than me). I still had doubts, but the birth date, the names of his parents and brothers. Yeah, it’s the same guy. The obituary, though, described a different person from the Jack Clarke I knew. Not false, necessarily, but different. It said he often…

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