Mr. President, Members of the society, and guests:
I am exceedingly grateful to the MSA for this award and to Dave for thinking up such kind things to say about me. Reading through the list of previous awardees, one is struck not only by their exceptional caliber but also by the enormous challenge of finding something original to say in an acceptance speech. It’s also a great honor to become a life member of the MSA. I never received a life membership before and I will work hard to utilize this benefit for as long as possible.