Missing Mayer Vishner

RECEIVED Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Many thanks to Michael Ventura for his perceptive tribute to Mayer Vishner [“He Took the Cat to Texas: Part 2,” Oct. 4]. I worked with Mayer at LA Weekly, and was very fond of him. I loved his confounding complexity, his dark wit, his humanity. I remember most of all his penetrating eyes as we talked, and the way he listened carefully to what I had to say. I admired his very original intelligence, his difference. Mayer Vishner had a lot things buried inside him, much turmoil and contradiction, but I know that one of them was simple goodness. He was a good man, and I'll really miss him.
John Payne
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