Saturday, December 11, 2010 05:34 PM
Though I've only known you a few short years and have seen you infrequently, you have inspired me. I admire your intellect, wit, and unwavering positive attitude, and try--usually without success--to follow your example.
While your departure will be deeply felt, it is clear from the thoughts expressed by everyone here that you have touched and inspired so many others. Rather than leaving a vacuum, you have endowed a legacy.
I know that I'll never listen to jazz again without thinking of you.
Aloha and best wishes on your latest adventure!