We are all more than the sum of our years. Whatever time you have left as a sentient being is a gift, I tell my readers. Isn't it a bit premature to pronounce a man near-comatose before you meet him, before you see what his years have taught him?
Spending a day of precious travel time being told how horrible you and the rest of humanity are would not normally be a recommended way to allocate your finite vacation hours. But then again, Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park in London is not a normal place.
It is obvious by now that everyone regrets the plug being pulled prematurely last Saturday night. I want to officially apologize for blaming the police. We all know and should appreciate the tough job they do day after day.