I'm not sure where this fits but what the heck. I have been reading the newly released collection of Dai Vernons columns and they are fantastic. It is amazing how much he influenced me even w/out my knowledge. There are quotes and beliefs I carry concerning the art that I'm encountering in the columns and realize that those that shared those thoughts with me encountered them in the Vernon columns and passed them on. Reading his thoughts and about encounters with legends of the art gives a new dimension to people I only know by name and creation. What a great thing to release, I appreciate it.