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. 



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