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Old 05-22-2014, 01:17 PM   #12
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
Location: State Line NJ/NY
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 632
Re: Dennis Hooker Passes Away

He was kind to me when it was most unfashionable among his peers to so much as give me the time of day. Yes, of course I'm grateful for the kindness, but as the years go by, I'm more grateful for the example: for whatever reason, he opened his heart with utter disregard for the fashion of the day, the political correctness of the moment, or the longstanding hierarchical imperatives in which he was enmeshed. He was a complicated beast, and more fully human because he owned it. Thanks be that we met. Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi svaha.....


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