Dr. Morrow's influence shaped my career in writing. He was forthright and often brutally honest, which made the lessons he taught highly memorable. During the first class of his I attended, he assigned obituary writing, then selected one to read to the class. When I realized it was mine, I was thrilled...until it became clear it was being used as an example of how NOT to write a death notice. The reason: I used "passed away" instead of "died." He taught me to always say the unflinching, unvarnished truth. I will remember him with great admiration and respect. He was the best and most life-altering teacher I've ever had the honor of knowing.