Another one of my favorite musicians has departed this Earth. (This is happening way too frequently these days.) Merle Haggard overcame a troubled past to become a country music legend... in fact, he was in the (literally) captive audience at one of Johnny Cash's prison concerts. And although his most famous songs had a conservative bent, he was friend to hippie and square alike. (And like he predicted, we found a way to "burn water" - sorta - with the hydrogen fuel-cell technology.) He will indeed be missed.