Dedicated to Jonathan Heskett (1964-1995)

These pages are dedicated to preserving our memory of Jon Heskett, a loyal friend, a caring citizen of the planet, a gentle spirit and an insightful student who took his life at the age of 30.

"One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.

A cardinal, whistling spring to a thaw but later finding himself mistaken, can retrieve his error by resuming his winter silence. A chipmunk, emerging for a sunbath but finding a blizzard, has only to go back to bed. But a migrating goose, staking two hundred miles of black night on the chance of finding a hole in the lake, has no easy chance for retreat. His arrival carries the conviction of a prophet who has burned his bridges."

-Aldo Leopold
    A Sand County Almanac (entry for March)