John is a generous mentor and warm man. When I was an APA Burroughs Wellcome fellow during psychiatric residency, John, an APA luminary, took me under his wing. He made excellent recommendations about components to join. Ultimately I had the great fortune to land on one of his committees, a "blue skies" component to prognosticate APA's future. This assignment was a treat in large part because of John's own vision about where we might be heading. John has been—and I hope will continue to be—a pillar of the APA and a familiar presence at its annual meetings, dressed usually not in Western attire but in his familiar bow tie.