It was Billy who encouraged me to start blogging years ago. From the time I started till now, my 'not politically correct' blogging cost me many friends and acquaintances.
Of course, I outlived most of my real friends. So far.
While our political views were some yards apart, we both believed that this community has been undeserved in factual and interesting new reporting since the days of Charles Dancey.
I think Billy always admired me. I thought well of him and am saddened at the thought of his passing so early in life.