I don't know how many of you know this but our friend and colleague Tom Simpson, passed away, suddenly from a heart attack about 2 weeks ago. He was healthy, had no bad habits and this came out of left field. He was a great teacher, an entrepenour, and a tireless promoter of cue sports. He really wanted those who were interested to be able to make a living teaching and playing pool. If look at his writings, in his book, at this web site, at his web site or in any of the many magazines displaying his articles every month, you will quickly see that we have lost one of the best writers in our sport. And I have lost a friend. Tom, we'll miss you.

Rod Gustafson
Austin, Texas