Cannon gave me a D-, and it was honestly the best D- I ever recieved. Godspeed Lars. The education world will miss you.

–From Larry Cannon’s on-line guest book.  Hard to believe a statement like that could be heart-warming.  If you knew my high school physics teacher Larry Cannon, it would make sense, though.  He passed away a little over a year ago, and tomorrow his on-line guest book comes down.  He was a great person.  And an outstanding educator.  He accomplished the seemingly impossible: making physics fun to learn.  Here’s another tribute:

Dear Cannon Family, please accept our condolences on the loss of your father. All three of my sons had the honor to have Mr. Cannon for a teacher. Not only was he an inspiration and mentor, he had a great sense of humor. He was the only teacher that could get away with giving his students nick names and the students would love it. He fondly called the boys "stupid, the ace, and meathead". Our family truly respected him and will always appreciate his dedication and memory.