In the past I frequently quoted Dr. Leo Buscaglia. He was a great thinker and speaker who was in touch with things that are not only important but often missing in people’s lives. He was an advocate of emotional sincerity, bonding and closeness. As Thoreau aimed at pairing life down to it’s material essentials, Buscaglia cut to the core of what is emotionally important. His was a great voice that is missed.