Last January on the way home from Truckee I was thinking about Ali and pulled off the highway in Sacramento to check in on him. Ali suggested that we grab a bite of dinner and chat a bit. His physical appearance had changed but his spirit and exuberance for the Railyard Artist Project was as strong as ever. He was so excited about the results of the Truckee artist survey that he had compiled and was continuing to make this housing a reality. I left Sacramento that night feeling that he just might win this battle but alas he was taken in early March. THIS PROJECT WILL GO FORWARD. We will all have to work a little harder and strive for the quality that Ali would have brought but the commitment from CFY and Holliday Development is there.