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Re: Ernest R. Aiken...RIP

5/15/2005 4:36 PM
Re: Ernest R. Aiken...RIP
Sadness and pain are difficult to put into words sometimes because we all have a different point of reference.  
I remember in the late '90's when Randall was visiting here very often, so many times he would come up with the most meaningful explanations of commonly observed problems. Other times he had completely new ideas in a field where most everything has already been done.  
I think that comes from knowing (and understanding!) more than most about what has already been tried to begin with, and being more interested in continuing that same type of historical progress.  
It's not easy to make this kind of an impression, and it doesn't happen completely without controversy.  
Above and beyond any leadership ability, the gentlemanliness with which this was done seems like it could have come from a very great father.  
but I do know the loss is heavy and the pain is difficult to accomodate.  
My deepest sympathies to Randall & family  
Mike Setzer