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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

RIP Wes Scoup Nicker


Lion's Roar on Scoop Nisker's passing

It was always a pleasure to hear, read, or run into Wes Nisker. His wise and humorous presence put those around at ease. He and I did a book signing together once years and years ago. We walked in together and as soon as we walked in, the proprietor looked startled. She'd forgotten about it and not let anyone know and neither had we. We had a most enjoyable time talking to each other and customers who happened by. After an hour or so we told her it was the best experience either had had at a book signing. I didn't know him well. Just some encounters through the years. My wife Katrinka told me this morning he'd passed and thanked me for introducing them at some event or something. She said she admired him and used to love listening to him on KSAN and quoted his "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." I can't remember if his close friends and associates. called him Scoop or Wes but I called him Scoop. Farewell Scoop. Thanks for making your corners of the world brighter. - DC

Scoop's Corner of the Cosmos website

Wikipedia page on Scoop

thanks Katrinka