Simon was, and still is a great inspiration to me and one of the best teachers. A lecturer full of passion with enormous sociological knowledge. I remember my conversations with him as a student, starting with one topic and going beyond it, opening different areas to explore and question. He helped me to believe in my abilities. I still have the picture of him sitting in his office and telling me how frustrated he was about my poor abilities in written English resulting in lower grades regardless of my sociological imagination skills. Simon spread his love towards social theory, and I will always admire him for that; for his great mind, knowledge and personality. He will not be forgotten.