Passing of an old friend
I'd known Bill since around 1974 or 75. I've been lucky to know a lot of folks with above-average brains, but he certainly had the most versatile intellect I'd ever encountered. A fellow who could offhandedly tie together politics, statistical theory, psychology, communication theory, philosophy and much else in an organized and completely logical manner. Last saw him at dinner at his place a few weeks ago.
This morning I was told by his daughter Elisa that he'd passed on, an emergency open-heart surgery that didn't end well.
I don't think I'll know his equal again.