But Bert van Rijswijk, a subeditor at news weekly Elsevier, was a hero to me. Sort of. When I first came to Elsevier as an intern back in 1997, a cocky kid feeling rather out of his depth being in a building with some of the best journalists in the country, he put me at ease.
Bert was a wonderful human being.
So of course God, in his infinite wisdom, decided to bring the guy home. Nice work, God. Couldn't you at least have comforted him a bit before taking him in?