Erland was a remarkable person, as a kid and as a grown man. He was like a human magnet that pulled people into his orbit with his wit, compassion, and empathy. If you were ever lucky enough to be on the receiving end of a letter or card, you know what a gifted writer he was. One day I hope to reread some of the letters he wrote, they're chalk-full of humor, personal insight, wacky observations, reminiscing, heartfelt moments of fatherhood, and life's ongoing challenges. He left the world a better place having lived, he will be missed. I pray that he is at peace and my condolences go out to all of his family members.