Most likely I'm posting in the wrong place. Been meaning to post something for a while, but Brickner men are not known for sharing sorrow or feelings well.
I still have old personal emails from John. Around 20% of my deals were thru him and most of the early ones. His leaving the planet came around the same time I was memorializing my father's leaving. Sounds bad but I had more interaction with John over the recent years than my old man. Fact is, I miss John more. I missed him since the day. Still do.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, . . ." Credited to Goebbles.