He was generous, funny, smart, inquisitive, curious, opinionated, caring, empathetic, and so, so loving. He never ended a phone call without saying, "Love you, Sweet." He made sure that I always knew how much he loved me and how proud he was of me. Nothing left unsaid.
Kevin reminds me a lot of him in some ways and I'm guessing that's why they got along so well. He devoured books, getting a weekly stack from the library. He was a news junkie, reading every single source of news he could find. The internet was made for him. And he shared what he learned, wanting others to learn, too. He had a good, good heart and he always not only rooted for those whom he felt were being wronged or shortchanged, but held out his hand to pull them up.
I will miss him more than I can eloquently tell you here. But my heart knows.