Dick was a member of my theses committee at Yale (along with Tim Hall and Ed Lawler). I believe I had the best committee ever, and Dick was a major contriutor in terms of both scholastic and emotional support. Dick and I also shared a love of fishing that provided another bond. I haven't seen Dick for several years now, since I retired in 1999 and we live in Tulsa. He was never out of my memories, however, and I'll always apprecieat his friendship and suport.