Some people are confused when I end all my blog posts with the salutation “Enjoy”.
I started ending all my correspondence, blog posts and comments with ENJOY as a tribute to Peter McWilliams, after he died in 2000, because no matter how bad things got for him, he regularly did likewise. To wit:
Peter, on being diagnosed with AIDS:
“In March 1996, I opened the door to death and stared the Grim Reaper in the face. There was a pause. Then he suddenly smiled and said, ‘Enjoy yourself! It’s later than you think.’”
– Peter McWilliams, from his essay Joy is Good.
The end of his last letter requesting public support for leniency in his sentencing hearings:
If you cannot post the entire message of this missive, the online address of this request is http://www.petertrial.com/letters.htm*.
Thank you from the bottom of my weary but very grateful heart.
URL and email long ago abandoned to the blogsphere, but I am happy to report that a fine young lady has picked up Peter’s content and it is again available for all to ENJOY.
The answer to the question of why Peter was murdered is here: