to Rolling Stone magazine, the last written words of “gonzo” journalist
Hunter Thompson were in a note written to his wife, four days before his suicide. 
The note said:

More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67.
That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring . . . No Fun-
for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won’t
hurt.” Written in black marker, the note was titled, “Football Season
Is Over.”

it a shame that Thompson could not have found some things to enjoy and celebrate
as he approached older age. 



Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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