So long to Elmore Leonard, who died yesterday at the age of 87. Leonard was, to put it lightly, an inspiration. He wrote clever, real, entertaining novels that made you laugh, cringe and learn something about our shared humanity. Finding novels like that - written "with just the good parts" - was, and continues to be, a revelation. His TV show Justified has been one of the best. Ever.
Leonard's career didn't take off until he was 60 years old. I find a bit of inspiration in that as well. Elmore, you will always be cool.