.I'm back from three days traveling, up to Massachusetts and back, for David Hartwell's memorial service.
I am not going to write about the service. there was a good-sized crowd of mourners. The family was there. Speeches were made. Emotions were sincere.
Instead, I'm going to pass on what Geoffrey Hartwell said was his father's advice when he traveled overseas for the first time. It is, I believe, useful. So here it is:
1. Never stand when you can sit.
2. Never sit when you can lie down.
3. Eat a salad every day.
This is what we call Good Advice. If you take it, you'll be helping to keep a good man's memory alive.