Like so many others, I dearly miss "The Reasonable Doctor".
Even now, in an on-line tribute to him, I struggle with my words - afraid of leaving a dangling participle, or worse yet, a split infinitive behind!
He is still so present for me...his devious smile in a picture on my shelf, just a few inches away from Thucydides (the Hobbes translation, of course) here in my Thinkery.
As the good Doctor always reminded us when reading Thucydides, Second Book - in the words attributed to Pericles - "For better or worse, we leave imperishable monuments to our greatness".
I advance the proposition that we - your students, friends and colleagues - are imperishable monuments to your greatness, and that the world is a better, more “reasonable” place thanks to you and your teachings.
Enjoy some well deserved rest and when you get back in the fight, take it easy on the Big Guy!