Slogger Chris Loughrey has alerted me to the news of Neil Armstrong’s death at the age of 82 following cardiovascular complications.

Just as with Churchill (whom I admire for his courage in dealing with manic depression) I count Neil Armstrong as a personal hero for his astonishing discretion, moral values, and unwillingness to profit in any way from heroism.

His life represented one small step for mankind. But his death is a giant loss to the human voyager tendency.