Moose was an amazing mix of brilliant and silly. A conversation with him could be about history or quantum mechanical theory, or it could be ridiculous innuendo and John Wayne impressions. One might be going over the finer points of various martial arts with him or singing karaoke and doing ridiculous booty dancing (if you don't believe me, Jess has video). He was smart and hilarious. When I needed someone there, he would be there, even if it was to talk. And an uplifting talk might be serious discussion of the issues at hand and sharing of deep feelings and some great advice that was free of judgement. Or it might just be sharing a beer and making you laugh. He would have your back, and he would make sure you we having a good time, and make sure you were ok and make sure you were pushing yourself out of your comfort zone just enough to grow a little all at the same time. He was the best friend anyone could ask for.