Thanks to Facebook and the hard work of a couple of people — thanks, Neil and David — this weekend a bunch of my friends and classmates from my years at the Ring Theatre at the University of Miami are getting together here in Miami. The invitations went out to anyone who was there between 1970 and 1983 — I was there from 1971 to 1974 — and last night some of us gathered informally at Fox’s Lounge in South Miami. Back in the day it was a favorite place to eat and imbibe, and we had a great time last night.
Of course, forty years brings a lot of changes to people, so when we gather for the actual dinner tonight, my classmates will probably not recognize me. After all, I don’t still look like my freshman year ID:
This is more like it:
But no matter what we look like, it’s still going to be great to catch up with people who were a very important part of my life and made such a difference in my life.