Karl and I worked together as teachers in Ngedon School in Halifax for about six years. He had a curiosity and interest in pursuing dharmic topics that was unexcelled and that he shared generously with other students. He was a masterful public speaker with great poise and humour and he always looked to release the spark of life that could be provoked in any encounter by a mot juste. So he was a delight to be around. I enjoyed many wonderful meals with him and his wife Pat and was always heartened by his delightful son Alex. I have missed him since his move to the west coast and one of my unfulfilled wishes was to visit him there one last time. My best to Pat, Alex, and Ivan.