Regular Touches with Dear Friends
Of the two who live in the Philadelphia area, making face-to-face contact possible on a regular basis, one I see often at a nearby coffee shop, since our paths literally cross there, making catching up there pretty frictionless in terms of fitting it into our schedules. And one recently got a job less than a block away from my office, making regular lunches something easy to commit to.
I don't take for granted the pleasure, strength, and camaraderie I am able to draw from all of these men. They know me from forever, keep me in check, encourage me, bust my chops, and set a positive example for me to emulate. I am thankful I am so rich in this area.