I have never met Bruce in person but we've known each other online for about seven years. We met on a political discussion board started by the actor Carroll O'Connor in the late 1990s. Bruce is one of the smartest people I've ever met and very funny. Like me, he is a WHO fan and we share similar views on how the world works, or doesn't work. Do visit his site to completely experience Bruce (he will kill me for saying that).
Bruce, you will be happy to know that I am typing this at 4:30 a.m. while witnessing our arriving blizzard. Well, it's a transient blizzard. There are blizzard conditions for a half hour or so and then it reverts back a noreaster. I'm not sure of the difference but there is one. All I know is that I almost can't see my car anymore from the window. And in all this I thought of you. Am I a great friend or what?