To the Robinson Family, I send you love and serenity at this time of your deep loss. Though I have had the blessing of knowing Michael only for a few years, he certainly had a lifetime of impact in my life and in our work. Michael and I shared a common love for the books of our people, and we also shared a similar energy for a good debate that always included laughter. I have the most respect for this kind, thoughtful, passionate and fierce advocate for those in need. You are all in my prayers and meditations for healing and wholeness. Be lifted by his Spirit and be grounded by his love. Thank you, Michael, for sharing a piece of your life with us.