I just waned to add, that maybe we could all do a good deed or make a donation to a worthy cause in Don's name.
Maybe the National Stroke Association would be a good choice. It was a stroke in 4 years ago that landed Don in a nursing home and left him partially paralyzed so he lost the ability to use the internet and stay in touch with his many friends and interests.
Very, very sad news. A friend and colleague and excllent student of the Ripper who I have greatly missed. It would be nice if we could remember him in a more permanent way, a collection of essays in his name perhaps. My condolances to his family and friends, and thank you Archaic for being Don's good friend and keeping everyone here posted over the years.
That is an excellent idea, Paul. The first thing that struck me about Don in his essays and comments on the boards was his analytical approach to a topic, based on a compilation of research without any preconceived notions...a rarity in this field I must say.
When evidence is not to be had, theories abound. Even the most plausible of them do not carry conviction- London Times Nov. 10.1888