The recently departed wonderful/sad/crazy/brilliant author, Kurt Vonnegut wrote (in his novel, "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater) the following--(his particular viewpoint on human existence): "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-- God damn it, you've got to be kind." Here's to you Kurt. This 'round, wet, and crowded' little planet will sadly have to make do without you--Farewell. And so it goes. . .