I lost a big brother mentor of mine about a year ago. I knew him when I was in college, and we kept in touch indirectly after college. And he was excellent at whatever he did. The strange thing was that he made me feel excellent. I’m used to younger people saying words of affirmation to me but when an older person is seeing things in me that HE would like to have, it amazed me, especially from him. His name is Bernie, and I honor him.