Once Upon a Time, In July of 1993...
Friday, January 21, 2005

You guys who read my blogs regularly know that I'm a science fiction junkie who is also the most sentimental, sappy, vintage-loving guy around. I mean, I hang onto things that the average person would toss after a week or a month.

In July of '93 I was part of a People to People trip to New Zealand or Australia. There were, like, 32 high schoolers from Nor Cal and Phoenix on the trip. I'd been out of the state once before going to the other side of the freakin' planet. Well, that trip opened my eyes and wow, it was just amazing. I made some really good friends on that trip and we stayed in close contact for about two years after the trip.

Since '95 I've managed to stay in touch regularly with one and intermittently with two others. The rest just got lost in the ether.

Fast forward to two days ago. I'm groovin' on this 90s flashback...thanks VH1! And I start wondering what became of these other folks I lost contact with. Enter the power of Google. Within a day, I'd found all but one person! It's incredible to see what all my friends have been up to over the past decade. Two are married, one has a daughter, one works for a major organization in NYC, one was in the Peace Corps. I'm having the biggest head trip over all this.

Don't let friends slip away, folks. And if you do, Google the crap out of them!!



Friday, January 21, 2005 6:51 AM


Google is how my daughter found me after many years' absence (schizy mother) so I am all in there with ya!


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