Prolog: Today was a remembrance and celebration of Vincent Neal Rench. He was a co worker with my wife Margaret but he was also our friend. Presented here is his favorite poem.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise.
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master,