We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Okay, okay, his life was certainly interesting. Hadn't heard of him before. I guess I am too young to have ever heard of him or bumped into him during my youthful gallivanting around NYC. Think you mentioned him to me before (not by name). Sorry if I was rude about a friend--but the subject of the piece you quoted struck a nerve, upset me. Senseless, insensible violence leaving wreckage in the wake of one's oblivious spree--have had too much of that in my family to enjoy it as art. I liked the quote in Wiki better:
It flows thru
the death of me
like a river
I guess he was a contemporary of yours. Again, just reacting to the quote out of context--pax. People would think I was a jerk too if any of my mindless blather posting here were quoted out of context...