This blog is in memory of your friend, my Father.
Please feel free to send me your memories, anecdotes, pictures and eulogies for posting.
Remember, you are Voices Of Change. Voice the changes you want to see and it shall be.
Thank you.
In Loving Memory, Stephen

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"I gladly acknowledge a considerable debt to George Hitchcock and Kayak. He dealt with me kindly and generously, and I had the pleasure of his company several times. I even gave a reading with him, once -- in, I think, Lexington, Kentucky. George read first, and I read second. It was impossible. George read his poems from loose sheets and threw them over his shoulder as he finished with them. By the time he was done, the show was over. To follow him, I needed to be a talking dog." ~ Wendell Berry

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MARCH 18, 2011 : ST. LOUIS, MO.
I'm so sad.
So many good and briliant people and so little time to get to know you.
Reading your brief bios after meeting you makes me wish I had had much more time.
What a wonderful event. Thanks so much to you all for coming, and to wonderful Liz for magically putting it all together. Although magic implies effortlessness, which certainly was not the case.
Thank you all for presenting me with greater insight into the nature of the phenomenon which was my father.
I'm sorry his grandchildren, Bryan and Amy, and great-grandson Samuel, were not able to attend. I'm sure they would appreciate greatly your efforts. I hope you will all continue to contribute your worthy observations for all our benefits.
And thanks to Vagadu and Jouie for their presentation of the Varda portfolios. Our fathers were very dear friends, and it's a genuine pleasure in my life to reconnect with you both.
You've all contributed so much, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Yours in every way,