Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
I've sat through enough town hall meetings to know why people - especially students - ask why we bother (a question I readily concede I have asked myself a number of times).
Here's a good example of why it is worth it.
Some elected members have a tendency to forget they are speaking in public forums and suffer from the something that can afflict us all - the-foot-in-mouth-syndrome.
And sometimes we are grateful they suffer such lapses.