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.
“Rationality belongs to the cool observer, but because of the stupidity of the average man, he follows not reason, but faith, and the naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications which are provided by the myth-maker to keep ordinary person on course.”
― Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society: Study in Ethics and Politics