To the Editor: I've worked with John Talbott for a very long time—probably longer than anyone on the APA staff. Our collaboration began in the late 1970s, and over the past three decades I have been honored to bring to publication many of his major projects that reflect his concerns for people with chronic mental illness and his special interests in administrative psychiatry. It was always a pleasure to work with John, even when we were on opposite sides of an issue. When we did disagree, John was always open, honest, and fair. And our differences did not get in the way of a good working relationship.