I flew out to the University of Indiana the other day to visit my dear friend Byron, whom I had not seen in over nine years. We talked and walked around the campus and discussed and engaged on matters trivial and profound. Not to be too flighty, but my mind is really free in places like that. I could easily see myself spending a lifetime on leafy greens underneath stone towers discussing and discussing and coming together closer and closer with understanding. I have come to realize that the discourse is often the end in itself. Regardless, he ran a 5k race, his first, and we were all so proud of him. It was wonderfully framed by the first touches of fall chilling the early morning hours. I lead a very charmed life to have known so many and seen so much goodness.