Acknowledgements: Thank you Julia Lesage for assigning this writing to me. Thank you Suhaila Meera, Deborah Tudor, Hyun-Suk Seo, Mike Covell, and Nilim Gupta for helping me finish it.

1. Deborah Tudor writes this in the margins of her corrections on my draft:

“YES! A thousand times yes to this. Despite his rigorous analysis of labor, culture, and human endeavor, Chuck never lost his love for life and his immense optimism, which I think was partially rooted in his compassion for all living things. To a certain extent, I feel like a light has gone out with his passing—maybe not gone out but wavering and it’s up to us to rekindle it.”

And, Hyun-Suk Seo writes:

"Chuck continues to inform me, pull me gently, and I realize that the deep core of 'Chuckism,' is genuine affection."


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