I asked my friend, my mentor, my 'big brother' Fred to humor me in 2020, by allowing me to have him on my podcast. I affectionately called him "Boss", and per usual, he was willing and excited to encourage my creative, storytelling nonsense. He knew this would go live online. A few months before he died I mentioned that I still hadn't edited the episode. "What's to edit?"
So. I share this with you.
Fred, I am grateful we stayed in touch until the end, but I would have liked to come and see you before you left us. I respect your choice to have me remember you before you got sick, but damnit Fred.
Thank you for you.
You are loved, inspired and inspiring, and your jokes were fantastically dumb. Just plain corny.