I got word yesterday that the much-loved former faculty advisor of the Demosthenian Society of the University of Georgia (my collegiate debating society), the Rev. Dr. Larry Blount died May 2. (More about Professor Blount.) He was both a professor in the University's law school, the pastor of a church in the area, and a pillar of the community. Several of the collects I'll post today and tomorrow reflect the kind of loss as this.