Today Sondra and I went to Alameda Cafe to celebrate her birthday. She and I "go back a long way." We met at Mt. Hood CC around 1978 when we were both taking graphic design classes. One day in Loren Weeks' design class Sondra stood up and said "this is all complete @#$%!" and she quit the program. (I still bought into it all, and I soldiered on). We've remained best friends throughout all the ensuing years. After lunch, we went to the Barnes & Noble, drank more coffee and looked at books. She wound up buying a book about survivalism. Sondra has always been wonderfully.......... weird.