Originally Posted by kryos
John Challenger ... hands down ... my favorite HAL employee and CD. Great at his job, but nice and totally sincere too. You can tell he's not faking it or playing a role.
John has left HAL for landside interests, but I honestly think he will be back. You don't love your job that much ... and it is obvious he loved his job ... and then leave it for long. The sea will call him back ... and I just hope that when it does, he rejoins HAL.
You ever sail with him, Paul? Anyone else share these sentiments?
Blue skies ...
We met John a couple years ago on the Galaxy. After a few minutes of talking to him, I asked him if he had come from HAL. He seemed surprised and asked if we had cruised with him before. I told him no but he had certain HAL "mannerisms". Very nice young man.