My deepest condolences to Dr. Allen’s family. I first met this wonderful scholar at a conference of the RSA in 2006, and I was fortunate enough to see, listen to, and learn from him at those annual conferences from that point on. His intellectual and personal generosity was, and will remain, a gift I treasure for as many birthdays (same as his, April 1), I am lucky enough to celebrate myself. Indomitable spirit, exemplary kindness, wise man.