NoPaul: I can’t make Organic’s social event tomorrow night, and Paul’s going to the opera anyway because he missed the first announcement about the event and thus made his Magic Flute plans. Ah well – maybe next time. I occasionally meet former colleague Larry for lunch and keep in touch with a few other folks who now work in the city, so maybe a holiday-themed party or two will turn up that I can attend with them.
NoHersh: Hersh had to change his plans to visit California due to family health issues. Some kind of epidemic of family crises in his life this year. He’s not the only one, lately. So, he and his wife Lee will visit us next year. *frown*