According to Rolling Stone magazine, the last written words of “gonzo” journalist Hunter Thompson were in a note written to his wife, four days before his suicide.  The note said:

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring . . . No Fun- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt." Written in black marker, the note was titled, "Football Season Is Over."

Isn’t it a shame that Thompson could not have found some things to enjoy and celebrate as he approached older age. 

 

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.