Inspired by my chat with Matt back in Ann Arbor, I tracked down
one of my better friends from high school, Lohren (lor-hen in a not
easily forgotten misspelling). We had not talked since I was working at
IBM in 97, so we had a fair amount to share. He's working on his
Masters of Architecture at Ball State and just accepted an Assistant
Professorship. He had already been a TA, so this was quite the move
up for a grad student. After sandwiches and questionable glasses of chai we
drove around Mt. Pleasant and the Central campus discussing all the new buildings in
town. The new music building on campus was particularly interesting.
I left high school and left nearly all of it behind. Leaving everything
is a natural reaction for me after moving and losing friends several times
during my childhood. High school was really not that pleasant of a time
for me and it was easy for me to dismiss the whole mess. Spending time
with Lohren really made me re-realize that I knew good people in high school
and I shouldn't just give up entirely. Maybe I should seek out more people.
Or maybe you should drop me a note.