“Jim had operated open-house policy at his home every Sunday evening for more than 40 years. Absolutely anyone was welcome to come for an informal dinner, all you had to do was phone or email and he would add your name to the list. No questions asked. Just put a donation in an envelope when you arrive.” BBC: Jim Haynes: A man who invited the world over for dinner. (This is the exactly opposite of my closed, and often nailed-shut, door policy.)