I started writing this post about the people I've met (and stayed connected to) in the museum biz --- many who I met first on the "conference circuit."
But I've shifted my thoughts slightly, upon hearing of the untimely death of Alan Friedman.
Alan was one of those truly kind museum people who I've met along the way, both in working on projects with the New York Hall of Science, and in conversations along that (seemingly endless) museum conference and meeting circuit.
Alan was a deep thinker who genuinely cared about museums and museum visitors, and whose thoughtful writings will continue to benefit museum folks.
What I was going to say originally in this post, and perhaps even more forcefully now in the context of Alan's passing, is to take the time to let the people around you know how much you appreciate them. It really does mean a lot.
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