|Birthday dinner, July 13. Diana and her oldest son, Charles|
We arrived at the University of Washington in 1977, the same year that Hazard and Diana Adams arrived from the University of California, Irvine. As colleagues, Hazard and Leroy went on to edit and update several collections of critical theory; and Diana and I became fast friends. She read more than I ever could, and was deeply knowledgeable on culture, politics, travel, gardening and history. We celebrated our four birthdays with dinners each of those years, including this past July.
She died on September 6th.
Her influence and ideas live on in all of us.