. A great old friend is visiting, and enough old-timers were out at this one bar Friday night it was like a time warp had openened up – it was 1997 again. And then there’s the big event just down the highway and me not there. Wondering if friends are safe. At the bar last night a friend took a call from her boyfriend who’s inside the security perimeter – he called his girlfriend to say goodnight. Our three other friends (his colleagues) are outside the perimeter, but safe as well. It’s also the first no-jacket weekend here – beautiful warm weather. A good time to clean the windows and hose down my back deck, but also for coffee or beer on the sidewalk.