I clerked for Judge Ryan many years ago. He was very wise, very unique and very kind. I will never forget one divorce he presided over that showed Judge Ryan to be like King Solomon. The couple was arguing over who would get custody of a ceramic cat they had purchased in happier times during their honeymoon. If they were going to be ridiculous he would give them a similar decision. He ruled that each would share joint custody; each getting the ceramic cat for 2 weeks each month. I will never forget Judge Ryan. He made it a pleasure to come to work.