Years ago, Fred was asked if he would consider sharing what he is thinking: “People are curious about why you think the way you do.” Whether it was false humility, fear, or an aversion to being put in a box, he declined. Two years later, he changed my mind when he remembered the old saying that you don’t know what you think until you have written it down. It was not out of a desire to share that he started writing a weekly blog but, selfishly perhaps, a desire to know for himself what he thought. Just as Thoreau went to the woods to live deliberately, he started to write deliberately to discover what he believed.