I met Cliff many long years ago at CSU. Since hearing of his passing, I've been musing through dozens and dozens of letters he wrote me, over decades, continents, life cycles, and relationships. I am comforted in knowing he achieved nearly all the goals he talked about in those letters, from dreaming about grad school, to wondering if he might be a good teacher, to making a difference in Africa, to speaking many languages and experiencing many cultures (always including the food and beverages!). I, too, have a Cliff Monahan hood ornament, mine being a stylized horse head. Cliff was the most unique individual I've ever met, and I know I wouldn't be the same person I am had I not had the great pleasure of his acquaintance. He always experienced life to the fullest, and urged others to do the same. His passing is a huge loss, to his family, his students, his profession, and to us, his many many friends. Kwa heri, bwana, my good friend.