Elias Heister Phillips, In memoriam: World class mensch, the best possible way to be introduced to writing, literature, and the stunning value of the arts and sciences of communication. Forever grateful for your encouragement, support and teaching genius.
Sidney Wise, In memoriam: My affecting introduction to the way government really works, understanding power and how it translates in our world, and the sheer magic that Dr. Wise conjured in his lectures and discussions.
I am happy that in the two cases above, I had an opportunity to thank these two people sincerely, while they were living, for the difference they made, and to tell them how their teaching style informs mine to this day.