This forum has always valued quality over quantity when it comes to posts. snoggle is within the thirty most prolific posters to Dave's forum and I struggle to remember a post of his that was anything other than quality. Paul will be greatly missed.
Post by theblackferret on Nov 28, 2019 21:57:14 GMT
I'm mighty glad two years ago (August 2017) I Pm'ed Paul at a time he was thinking of leaving DD and hoping he'd think about it; doubtless I was one of many that did.
My thoughts are with his family and friends and of course with him. It was rare to have someone who could report as accurately, factually and fully as he did on so many matters here.
Even rarer that he could still elucidate the other point of view and stand his viewpoint and opinion up alongside that without (at least not very often!) attacking that other thought-process.
I have encountered very few who had that facility and I'm sad another such example in Paul has left us.
Perhaps in a little while, a way to permanently mark what Paul gave so freely here will come to mind?
For the moment, all I can say, it was a pleasure and an education to have posted alongside him & if Paul had been a Tube train, he would never have been a turn-back, station-skipper or anything else but the full seven or six coaches, depending on which line he was on today.
And if you call me brother now,forgive me if I enquire, just according to whose plan?-Leonard Cohen Story Of Isaac We don't want to save the world, we want to kill the human race-The Meteors Teenagers From Outer Space
Although I never had the privilege of meeting Paul in person, I feel honoured to have learned from such a well respected member of our community who gave us an unparalleled perspective of transport policy in the capital and so much more.
snoggle , Your time came too soon, and you are dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are dedicated to his friends and loved ones at this difficult time.
Child of Middlesex, student of the City, resident of the Metropolitan
I’m very sad to have read this post/thread tonight...
From Clive James, to Jonathan Miller and now Paul (aka snoggle). This past week has been a poor one 😔
At school they taught me how to be, so pure in thought and word and deed, they didn't quite succeed Pet Shop Boys - It's a sin (1987) ___________________________________________________________________________ District Dave's London Underground Site Webmaster