I just learned today that a friend and former philosophy and english professor, James P. Cooney, died of cancer back in January. While not as renowned as some, he was an important person in my life. In class he was a giant. He was always inviting, always encouraging his students. He stayed in touch and made an effort to keep in contact with me throughout the years, even came to a couple of my lectures. He always had a smile, he always had something useful to say. I will greatly miss our conversations. The world is a darker place without him in it.
Posted on March 11, 2013 by Tom Verenna