Saturday, November 13, 2010

Last Orders

A friend of mine passed away last night. Lloyd wasn't a close friend but I have found my morning filled with memories of him. He didn't read much but he certainly had the temperament of a philosopher. He spent his life working with hands, most often, as a long haul driver. He was well well versed with the nation's highways, its shipping bureaucracy and its ever diminishing industrial output.

He had a cluster of serious illnesses over the last decade. His strength, candor and humor always impressed me in the face of such. I think it fitting that the last time we spoke, we drank until all was delightful. Aware of a limited time frame, we had discussed a subsequent summit but alas, it didn't happen.


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