1. Josh Slocum says

    That. That was it. That was the thing that made me cry after I got through the whole day without doing so. I have an ache in my gut about this.

  2. New England Bob says

    Yes, it is dark now, but remember, it is darkest just before dawn. Others may carry on his mission and the world will become brighter. Just ask Steven Pinker.

  3. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    Though much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

    -Alfred Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”

  4. Francisco Bacopa says

    Sad to say that Hitchens’ death is a sad sort of honor for my home city, Houston. The city where celebrity cancer patients go to die, though we do save a few. Brings up the old paradox, do you want to go to a hospital with a high death rate for your condition or a low death rate for your condition? Sometimes high death rate is a good choice.

    Readers might want to consider donating to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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