I knew Damon from EBA. I first contacted him because of our shared UCSC connection. I drove out job in hand from grad school back east. When I arrived we talked about many things, him sitting easily behind his clean big boss desk, me looking past him at the creek view. We shared a few memories of dear C.Moore, the pillar of structural geology at UCSC. Then we spoke of cars, of Porsche, and how maybe those water cooled models weren’t the end of the world. He was a purist, however… and if it wasn’t air-cooled it was sub par. Meant it wasn’t going fast enough. Gotta keep moving, like a shark, plying the open spaces, weaving through the kelp. Move to stay alive, feel alive. I remember. I remember.