Written by: Dan Strasser
I tried a number of times to write this blog entry and every time I stopped because I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to say. I still don’t.
What I do know is that James had a huge impact not only on my advertising career, but on my personal life. I only knew him for a year and a half, and no one ever, has influenced me as much as he did (and continues to). We hung out on weekends and he would show my wife and I all around Vancouver. Every place that we go to now is a place that James took us to. He was such a great person. Filled with fire and passion and really good heart. We’d play pranks on each other, push each others buttons, laugh together, and talk shop together.
I don’t know where I am going with all this, except that I wish he knew how much he meant to me, how much I looked up to him even though I am almost twice his height, how much he impacted my life, and how much I miss him.