My father-in-law passed away quite unexpectedly just over a week ago. He was like a second father to me. He was young (68) and in reasonably good health (he’d been given a clean bill-of-health from his cardiologist just recently). When he passed away, I was about two-thirds of the way through an essay for the latest FQXi contest and so I dedicated it to him. You can read and vote on the essay here. I’ll miss Larry very much.