Robert Lax on Patmos (1993-1999) [1]

After Joyce’s “The Dead” Not to be confused with the travel writer who, best known for his writings on Cuba, spelled his middle name with one L, G. Phillip Kramer died one day. I spent years afterwards telling friends he was an etymologist (words) when in fact it was entomology (bugs). Though she never acted on it, my wife was in love with him. She hides her grief now that he’s gone, and I think of him less and less often.