Some pretty harsh comments here, most dealing with Mr. Peart's ability to take off for 2 years. Well he worked damn hard to be able to afford it and regardless, it was his time and money and he was and still is free to do with it as he wishes. He puts himself out there; take it or leave it. What's missing in the criticisms is this: he is still alive. He did what he did to process the feelings of having no reason to keep living, and it worked: he's still here. May none of us have such a tragedy to deal with.