This is getting to be too much already; Bobby Baxter, Presto, Polaris, Charles Reynolds, Bob Elliott, Frank Brents, Walter Childs and now, Ron Wilson. Whoever's booking this gig, I know it's a hell of a line-up, but you can stop now, please!
Before I performed on my first cruise gig, Ron Wilson was one of the people who offered great advice and experience. I had met him only a couple of times at that point, yet he was willing to share his experiences over the phone with the "kid from Boston." Eventually, when I was booked on that first cruise, I was booked for three months straight (before the days of the internet and cell phones). Other than walk around deck between shows, there wasn't much to do after a few weeks. I would have enjoyed bringing my entire magic library with me to catch up. However, there was only enough room in my luggage to bring one book with me. I brought "The Uncanny Scot." That was all I needed.
Thanks for the advice, for always being the gentleman, and for the constant inspiration. You will be missed, Mr. Wilson.