A sense of doom made me check your Facebook page. In your own words:
.Automated Greeting:I don't believe in any sort of afterlife, and I'm pretty sure that you didn't either. If there was, by rights you'd be riding your hog along an eternal coast road, the wind in your hair, a vibrant Jupiter straight ahead.
"Sorry, I don't want to talk right now.
"You can leave a message after the tone
and hope that I call you back."
So long, Ed, and thank you for all the positives and for being a friend.