Saturday, February 20, 2010

Different


You will never be remembered if you are just like everyone else.

You will be remembered for being different.

By stepping out and being a change agent.

This is from Writer's Almanac this morning about my fellow Coloradoan.

It was on this day in 2005 that the "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson died.

He shot and killed himself at his home in Woody Creek, Colorado.

He was 67 years old.

He honed his offbeat, edgy writing style in such works as Hell's Angels (1966) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972) and many other books.

He wrote, "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone ... but they've always worked for me."

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