Mr. ThirtyWhat and I used to watch Bill Maher's Real Time religiously ... (that's a bit of a joke ... anyone who knows Bill Maher will get it) ...
Anyhow ... Real Time used to have Christopher Hitchens on as a guest now and then and I couldn't stand the guy. I thought he was a self important douche ... terribly rude ... someone who thought far more of himself than you could ever think of him ...
But earlier this year, Christopher Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer ... and he has written an article in Vanity Fairy about his experiences entitled The Topic of Cancer ...
I haven't seen him in an interview lately ... so Mr. Hitchens may still be an insufferable ass ... but if you have a moment, read the link above. He's an incredibly intelligent, gifted writer ... and the article touches on many of the same experiences we're going through.
Their children’s hell
Will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick's
The one you’ll know by
Don’t you ever ask them why
If they told you, you would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children