My path crossed with Matt's at a formative time of my life nearly fifteen years ago; I feel lucky to have made that encounter. He was a person I could depend on then, and he is a man I can trust today. There are few people in my life outside family that I am honestly able to make this affirmation of.
Old school infrastructure, my legs and a stupid plan delivered me on a bike to Matt's doorstep in Cheney for a weekend that I will soon not forget. I am not a Father, but have a clear understanding that bringing children into this crazy world is the ultimate commitment that any individual can ever make. I am happy to know that Dr. Silver's genetic package will bless another generation of our planet.
Dr. William Matthew Silvers and I have never, and still don't necessarily see the the world in exactly the same light. We freely engage in the art of rhetoric on a the Bruyaian level we were indoctrinated in and know that if you wish to prove your point, you had better bring your data.
Despite all, I feel confident that as I walk in this life, those who would call Matt a friend would also be a friend of mine.