[I also posted this on Martial Talk; hope it's ok to post it here too.]

Since tomorrow is Mr. Parker's Birthday, I would like to wish an early Happy Birthday to the man who "lived well, laughed often and loved much; who gained the respect of intelligent men; the trust of pure women and the love of little children; who filled his niche and accomplished his task; who left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's brevity or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others, and had given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory is a benediction."**

Happy Birthday, Sir!!

** Unknown poet quoted in Vol. 5 of Infinite Insights Into Kenpo, p. 234.