I didn’t know Al as well as others at COMMON, but in Nashville I was able to spend a few more moments with him than in the past. Always opinionated and always willing to share. Little did I know it would be the last time any of us would get to talk to him. 2008 was not a good year, it started with my Father-in-law passing away, the Al, then my to young to die Brother-in-Law in Utah. I guess we are all too young to die, but I digress.
Common has announced the Al Barsa Scholarship, which I think is a great idea. Hats off to them and I am sure somewhere along the way Al would have told them they were doing it al wrong, Anyway I think it’s a super idea and he would have approved.