"People always talked about the way they knew Fernson: a hiking buddy, a carpenter, a lion tamer even. His list of titles only seemed to grow with each person who had a story about him. Nothing self-serving really, just words from the people he'd helped along the way. But for all his many titles, he had a special talent for slowing down time. Whenever you sat with him—if only for a bit—he had a funny way of making you realize that the stories worth sharing were everywhere, if only we take the time to tell them. Here are some of his:"