I remember Isi Metzstein referring to an even more august society, ‘The Dead Architects Society’ where the members have lived to see all of their buildings destroyed. The loss, of course, was really ours, not his. Since I’ve taken this opportunity to reflect, I would share Isi’s sentiments about the needless waste and unsavoury decadence of architectural fashion. But to avoid any taint of hypocrisy, I have to acknowledge that we live by the sword and die by the sword. My condolences to Kevin Malone, and thank you JK for the bottle of Laphroig.