wrote on June 6, 2018

Hi, Warner.... We both have birthdays coming up in the next week or so, and in our ninth decade we can't expect them to be the best ever for either of us. I can't tell you how sorry I am that you've had to endure so many trials in the past few months. What I can tell you, though, is that the best break of my eighty-some years was drawing you as my roommate when we went off to college. We made a lot of good friends there, together and separately, and we've managed to keep some of them to this day, But I've never had another whose company I enjoyed so much, whose integrity I respected as much, or whose brain I'd rather have access to on a desert island. I could go on at length, but I think your colleague Charlie Safran has nailed it for me and probably a lot of other contributors to this document: With Warner it's just better.