You are my one and only, highly prized, priceless confederate. An ally and joint-operator of a like mind; we are a mutual find with both of us to credit. Your scientific prowess, keen wit, and intellectual bravery are reinforced with enduring friendship. Your the best confederate a kooky scientist like me could idealize. We’re both Yankees but we sure know how to confide in a confederation. And your a sign I’m not insane, or at least not the only one. For that: I kindly thank you.
In confidence and gratitude,
Your Confederate in Life and Science