Thanks Hitch! Your immense knowledge and honest views of the workings of the world served as a constant inspiration! It will be a long time before we see another brilliant mind like yours.
“Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.” -Christopher Hitchens