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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For Avi Michael Klein...

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”  - Steve Jobs.



Mike,

It's with a strange feeling of irony - and an amazement at life's irony - that I'm writing you this right now. Who knew over a decade ago at FM97WLAN, in the days that we let JJ Kinkaid have his farewell show he never got to have, and in those that followed, that you and I would be going through what we're going through... at the same time.

Life is not without a sense of irony, or a sense of humor, I suppose.

I want you to know that I know what you’re feeling. I know what you’re going through. I feel your sense of loss.

Nothing I can say will make what you feel any easier, but I wanted to remind you that the greatest legacy we can be for our grandmothers who have gone on to life's next chapter, is to keep on living our lives with passion, with abandon, and with all the love that we have for what we do.

I've no doubt you will continue to do so. And I know she will continue to be proud of all that you continue to accomplish.

As we say our respective goodbyes to loved ones lost this week, I wanted you to know you and your family are in my thoughts. Thank you for being my friend for all these years. For motivating me, and for being that radio geek who reminds us of the radio geek which lives inside of us all.

God bless you and your family, my friend. I'll see you here in DC soon and we'll toast those who have shaped us...

-t.

PS - OMG what if they're hanging out sharing stories about us as kids over drinks in Heaven... oh boy. Or, Oy Vey. LOL.