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When William Nealy committed suicide last summer, the outdoor and paddling world mourned a great loss.Many questions remained about his life and what might have led to his decision to end it. In a wonderfully written and detailed article spanning 15 pages of the Durham, N.C., weekly paper, The Independent, writer David Madison pulls back the curtain for a peak. The article, titled “Mr. December,” begins, “He is a vision in neoprene: a Farmer John wetsuit unzipped to his waist and a joint burning in his right hand. A gun hangs in a holster inside his Chevy van, where Mr. December lounges after a long day on the river. There’s a tray for his booze and dope and a North Face sleeping bag for later when he passes out.” It is absolutely worth the read. Click on: http://indyweek.com/durham/current/cover.html