Hi Professor Thuo. You are probably reading this in Kenya, and I just wanted to say that not many people own that connection with their home like you. I share a mutual friend with Ryan Gerhardt and talked to him before deciding to come to ISU, and he had very positive things to say about you. It is not exaggeration to say that I would not have come to ISU without that recommendation. Finally, thank you for your open ended class. I like the broad scope of the class and have learnt more from it than any other class in my academic career so far. I realize that you go above and beyond to get to every single question I ask you – and there are many, so (I’m sure you get to hear this a lot) please know that I recognize that you are special for that reason alone.