Sad night. My good friend Ben is leaving for Albuquerque tomorrow morning for a new job as a staff scientist for commercial company. Ben was my first friend here in Tucson and therefore my oldest friend, so it is quite sad to see him go. Yesterday he completed PhD at the University of Arizona in Optics.
Our book group won’t be the same. We have been meeting mostly monthly for years. We won’t miss some of the horrible books he’s picked though.
Ben introduced me to shooting and hand guns in particular. I have a lot of good memories of going to the silhouette range and even shooting in a match.
And the endless conversations over the economy. There’s only a few other people I can have those conversations with (without losing my mind).
I learned much from him about the Van Allen radiation belts and FEMA camps.
We will continue our legacy together at reformedaudio.org where we hope to generate enough revenue to soon retire!