How wonderful Gerard (and Emmjay!). I hoped to find shmetoing about him by writing to his credit. Yes, I had forgotten he spoke about family. I moved from Chicago to New York in 1988 to take up my position at the Film Society and prior to that I wrote to my friend and now colleague and office mate, Annette Insdorf, and asked if there was any chance for me to do some part time teaching at Columbia. Most of the time while I was in Chicago I was also teaching at the School of the Art Institute and other places, so I wanted to just keep my hand in. Annette very graciously wrote back and said, “Yes, I would love to have you teach.” In the spring of 1989 I offered my first course, a class on what we used to call third world cinema, and I’ve been teaching at Columbia every semester since..
This seems to be an ongoing learning process. At the end of a follow up Eye Camp in Namibia, where Dr Joseph and his colleagues operated on more than 125 patients, they walked into a local hall where the patients had gathered to say goodbye. “Every patient, who had previously been brought in blind, and who could now see, came forward and in turn clasped each surgeon hand in thanks.
In today’s world perhaps one of the greatest tests to traditional ideas on sovereignty is the idea of the responsibility to protect; to intervene when states are a threat to their own citizens. It’s a controversial idea for obvious reasons. What’s not so controversial is the responsibility to protect when citizens flee states and seek refuge, or, as in the case of the Rohingya, are effectively stateless..
His subordinates, especially Party rather than military, would present information more in the form that they believed he wanted to hear, rather than what professional military opinion advised. For example, the Me 262 was introduced to him as a light bomber, even though, at the time, it had no bomb carrying equipment and was purely a defensive interceptor, although a very good one.  It could have devastated Allied bomber streams.
Now it is time to attach all the pump hoses. Remember to lube plugs, fittings, valves, and o rings with petroleum jelly. Also, be sure to remove any freeze plugs that were used to cover the hose openings. Even if you feel that you wouldn’t be able to carry all that water or supplies with you in the instance of a quick and devastating natural disaster. Even if you feel it is a waste of time to put together supplies to last the 72 hours every government official recommends you have on hand. Even if you simply don’t want to think about such a thing, there are a few things you really should have together and ready to go.