I’ve been visiting a dear old friend from high school. Howie was the physics teacher, and although I didn’t take his class I did spend a lot of time hanging out in his room. He sponsored the photo club and often had students redoing work or making up for missed work. He provided a safe and interesting place for me when I had no other reason to stay after school, and we shared common interests like poetry and SF/Fantasy. We stayed in touch over the years and he and his wife have had me as a guest for about the last eight days. It’s been a pretty low key visit, but it has been nice to get to know Joy, his wife, and visit with both of them.