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    Posted November 22, 2012 by
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    “Never Forget Scott”

    There I was with in the carpool on my way to Hebrew school with mostly bigger kids in the car. I was just a little twerp and as result of my “twerpness” the bigger kids had no real interest in me. However, there was one older kid named Scott who seemed to always show an interest in mentoring me as a kid. This article focuses on how Scott impacted my life then and he still does now. I will never forget Scott for as long as I live. He shunned the other kids from me and always made me feel like one of them even though I was a few years younger.

    It is important to note Scott was an overachiever academically and filled with knowledge about so many subjects. He went onto Ivy League colleges and finished up law school with honors…..making law review…..and all that jazz. Even better he had a deep respect for others including respect for twerps like me. He had depth you could see right away.

    Later on in life he was diagnosed with an illness that would change his life and ultimately the illness subsided. I had lost touch with Scott, but ran into him years later at a local restaurant in the home town we grew up in. I was also in the process of starting a company with my business partner at the time and lots of stuff was moving forward. That day I saw Scott…..shook his hand and with zero hesitation said you are now my attorney. He had no idea what for, but I knew he was the one…..funny thing was I had no idea what his specialty was. However, this guy was so smart I figured he could learn and become an expert in no time flat on anything. He really could.

    During the time business flowed through are professional engagement we became close friends and I now knew from him his illness was back…..and had knocked the wind out of the life he might be yearning for. He opened up to me when business papers were not on the table….talked about mortality and his very clear limits……he offered me what I call “g-dly” advice about living…….and holding onto my zest for life.

    Well, as you guessed he passed away, however he was NEVER FORGOTTEN. Anyone who knew Scott would never be able to forget him as he was heroic in his own light…..and as my attorney he was heroic on so many levels. He gave me respect as a little boy and ultimately gave me respect as an adult. Man was there something special about that guy and I only hoped he would have received all the dividends he deserved in life. Not to mention he had a killer sense of humor and man did he know how to live. I do think about him as time has gone by…….he is never forgotten……and my father thought the world of him which in my mind speaks volumes. I am thankful on this day that I had the opportunity to have Scott be a part of my childhood and part of my adult life. What a guy and Scott's soul was for sure at my Thanksgiving table tonight......I have no doubts that he was there.

    By Bradley D. Weisman
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