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October 24, 2011
In what manner and to what extent do I miss you sir? That is an impossible essay question to answer in words.
August 22, 2011
Still unbelievable that you are not a call away, but always present. Thank you always for the love, patience, and support Good Doctor. Brother John, thank you for making your family so accessible to us! Your brother's impact was so deep and touching and you allow all of us to continue to express our gratitude and awe at such a compassionate and brilliant mentor.
July 11, 2011
Brother Ross, July 11th, 2011 marks five (5) years since you went to be with God. Mother Nickie followed on Jan 27, 2010.
God bless you two.
You both meant so much to all of us words cannot define.
I miss you and love you both very dearly.
Brother John
April 18, 2011
Out of the blue one day one of Dr. Lenceisms popped into my head and I began to think about all of the wonderful things he taught me including to always be true to my own beliefs (whatever they are). He is the reason I am who I am today and he will never be forgotten. The impact that a teacher has on his/her students will sometimes be left unknown to that person that influenced them. If Dr. Lence were here today, I'd tell him how his encouragement forced me to expand my horizons and move abroad. He encouraged me when I was unsure. Thanks Dr. Lence. I hope you know what a great teacher you were.
December 20, 2010
There is not a day that goes by when I am not visited by some whisper of and from the reason and reasonableness of the Reasonable Mr. Lence. He is not gone, it's only that we can not see him. But if we listen...
December 19, 2010
Happy Birthday Dr. Lence. You are missed beyond expression.
December 19, 2010
Happy birthday Brother Ross

12/19/1943--07/11/2006

Too young to die. RIP
October 25, 2010
Dear Sir,
You opened an young childs eyes to see a world that he never knew existed. To knowledge and understanding, I thank the Dios that I was able to be present and have the good fortune of attending classes taught by a truly great thinker and execptional man. Thank you once more good sir, and may you be good in the light of the Dios.
August 24, 2010
The Reasonable Mr. Lence still whispers in our minds and psyches and hearts.

We who were fortunate enough to have him guide us to that place where thinking really starts.

A cadre of Lenceians armed with the lessons taught relating to the true intellectual arts still celebrate a master thinker who taught us that true education is much greater than the sum of its parts.
August 23, 2010
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!

Warm Regards,

Mr. Gilkison
(1989-1992)

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