JOHN “THE BIRDMAN” BRYANT
“The free society will always eclipse the unfree one; for while totalitarianism may forbid the bad, it can never compel the good — something which arises spontaneously among free men.” -John “Birdman” Bryant.
[Editor’s Note: Over the years I have enjoyed email communication with John Bryant. He was a brilliant thinker and a courageous soldier in the endless battle for freedom of speech. I will miss him and his work. God bless his soul and may he dwell in the House of the Lord forever! Arthur Topham]
Note from Wifey:
My husband died at around 3 AM the morning of Feb 26, 2009, of congestive heart failure.
The page will continue if its readers/contributors continue to send in stories, and his staff can select and post them.
The memorial gathering will be at 1 PM on Sunday, Mar 8 at Asian Star Restaurant, 1198 Pasadena Ave S, South Pasadena, FL. If any of you is desirous of coming, and has no lodging arrangements made, I will be happy to help defray your expenses while here in any way that I can.
UPDATE: His obituary can be found here .
John “Birdman” Bryant
Oct 26, 1943 – Feb 26, 2009
John Demarest Bryant was born October 26, 1943 in Washington DC, the son of Lyle C. Bryant and Nola I. Wingo.
After graduating from Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, TN in 1961 and (after first attending Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH) American University, Wash DC (BA in Math) in 1968, he and his wife moved to San Francisco, CA, where he completed the manuscript “Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy”, and found a publisher for it. Moving back to the East Coast, John delved into commodities trading in and around Philadelphia, PA. He re-found his niche as a writer just before moving to the Tampa Bay area in Dec of 1995.
He was the creator of the website ” http://www.thebirdman.org ” and originator of the weekly (by subscription only) newsletter called the Birdman’s Weekly Letter (now discontinued).
He also wrote approx. 40 books, from the “Everything You Wanted to Know …” (Mortal Words) series to “Better than Shakespeare”, a rewrite of the major Shakespearean sonnets.
He assembled a Libertarian Cartoon book, with original cartoons, many of which appeared originally in Instauration and other magazines of the alternative press.
(See also the links:
and http://www.thebirdman.org/Index/Intro/WikipediaBio-JohnBryant-22Feb2006.htmÃ‚Â [an article originally posted on Wikipedia]
for more detail.)
His memorial gathering will be held at the Asian Star restaurant, 1198 S Pasadena Ave, S, S Pasadena, FL at or around 1 PM, Sunday Mar 8. (Time change that day) All are welcome.
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