Yup, thanks Harley.
I never expected the passing on to more purposeful pastures - of someone that I've known only as a name on the internet - would affect me this deeply.
I couldn't login to the forum again until just now - tho' I've been around now and then browsing - due to the feeling of significant loss. The kind of feeling engendered when a special human unit leaves us behind in the ruins of possibility.
Universal has lost its most stable and original mind, and arguably its brightest mind.
I'll either drink it up as a toast for time's passages and new pastures for The Beard ... or drink it up to numb the pain of loss and get an industrial rinse and a fresh start for my tired brain.
But there's definitely some Stellas in the short run up ahead.
Here's a raise of malt and hops for ya, good man, great soul, always gently pushing forward into the deep estate of being ... making friends here, there, and everywhere.
(Just got back from youtubing for a good video to celebrate the journey we all had with Fred. Moonlight Sonata works for all occasions, but here's something with words that we all may enjoy.)