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Thank you Tony for your contributions in the best way you knew how to move pool forward. So sorry to hear that some parts of life itself were just too difficult for you to endure any longer. All we can say is thanks and God Rest Your Soul.Sad to listen to.
Well, Tony was correct, the way most kids grew up with pool in this country could never sustain the game as a national well sponsored, participated, or spectators sport . It has to be grown from the ground up, more as a discipline and skill to be learned and enjoyed recreationally, and professionally. Curriculum type settings where young people can learn the game correctly, enjoy it socially, and compete in it equally.
I have hope that somehow a backlash to our ever speeding, depersonalized, hyper active, non-social, techno- driven lifestyles may, hopefully, have some influential and resourced folks look to something such as billiards as an outlet and method to help bring back some sanity and a simpler way of life for all, especially our youth.
All of us need someone in their life that they can lean on in the worst of times- I feel personally saddened when I hear news like this, and realize that yet another person experienced such a despair that they saw no light in their life at all. Stay connected, reach out before you feel you no longer can, you will find a helping hand.