It's been a year since he left us, almost to the moment. Tonight I'll trawl Bookman's and pick up a few more volumes of the classics he taught for my library, put the Beatles on, and light a candle to his memory. Not that he needs any help from me, should there actually be an afterlife that requires letters of recommendation for admittance.
Tom Gerencher, 1946-2006.
Hug your English teacher today.