"Take care of yourselves and each other, and always remember my motto:
Itís ok to work hard, as long as you play harder."
in an email to his parents 7/02
November 7, 2002
Joe was captivating. I met him my first year at the College of Charleston and was intrigued by him. Because of his classic smirk and honest eyes, at times it was hard to figure out whether Joe was sarcastic or serious. There was always the possibility that he was about to laugh. It was like you were always waiting for a joke or something...even when he was serious. This is what made Joe mysterious and fun to be around. You never knew what to expect next. I was lucky enough to spend time with Joe when he arrived back in Australia last year. He was thrilled to be back and I was not shocked that he had made it happen (again). He was in his element.
"There are only two things to aim for in life: first to get what you want and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second"-Logan Pearsall Smith
As we all know, Joe was one of those wise men.
I think it is truly amazing the amount of people that have come together in honor of Joe. During Joe's life, everything he did and everyone he met rubbed off in some way. Some bit of everything he experienced stays with everyone he's ever known and nothing is lost. Thatís what's eternal; those little specks of experience in a great enormous river that has no end.
My heart goes out to every family member and friend of Joe's. His charming personality and smile will always remain in my thoughts.
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