My experience with Russ began in 2004, when we were both invited to become board members for ARINA, and subsequently both became involved in Integral Review. I remember being enchanted by the breadth and depth of his knowledge, and the deep curiosity he had towards learning from everyone and everything!
I also experienced the vast network of people he worked with, either though interviewing them for ILR, or when I had the good fortune to be invited to participate in some of his virtual get togethers. He somehow managed to combine all of this into making ILR a venue for new thinking and ideas, and I was grateful for the opportunity to publish some more experimental thinking there.
The few times I had the opportunity to meet and hang out in person are memories that will stay with me for a long time. Thanks for all of this and more Russ.