Just like the Jimi Hendrix tune, it's the 51st anniversary...not of an extinguishing love affair but of the assassination of John Kennedy. I will be at the grassy knoll for the Moment of Silence on 11/22/2014 at 12:30PM. That is not unusual. What is unusual is that normally I would be accompanying John Judge as part of the annual COPA conference, but now there is no conference and there is no John Judge. So it’s always been a reflective moment – John, pausing to honor John Kennedy, and also Penn Jones, his mentor – and so it will be for me, pausing to honor John Kennedy, and Penn Jones, and now John Judge as well. Unlike JJ, I won’t be giving any speeches.
There are some idiots to deal with up there as well, but I expect that meeting to be perfunctory. Life goes on, alliances crumble and form, and the work continues. It won't be the same without John. I’m sure it will be strange and somber. But I’ll be there.
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