From the Editor: A Great Man Has Passed
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A Great Man Has Passed
"The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage,
understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character."
Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969
34th President of the United States (1953-1961)
U.S. Army five-star general during World War II
This issue of The Fan Hitch completes our fifteenth year. I am so grateful to those who gave their time and effort and who shared their intellectual property to help enrich the pages of Volume 15. And I am thankful for those who visited The Fan Hitch website and found it useful.
I think completing a decade-and-a-half in publication makes this issue special. But it is truly a bittersweet one. While there are several uplifting stories – among them a Nunavut official publically recognizing the need to protect the aboriginal Inuit Dog, another successful veterinary wellness clinic, a major research paper with implications for the qimmiq – this issue brings news of a heartbreaking loss, the passing of a man whose presence knew no boundaries and whose departure filled all those lives he touched in so many ways with a profound, unimaginable sorrow. What he and his like-minded colleague accomplished in about a decade, The Fan Hitch could not begin to think of approaching....not ever! His lifetime of other achievements – his very quintessence – elevated this man into a league of his own.
The September issue of The Fan Hitch is dedicated to his memory.
Wishing you smooth ice and narrow leads,
Forget-me-not Photo: Kjetil Ree