cattered about the ISU southwest, for the most part, are some of the people I've come to know better over the past three years.  Several of them I have known for longer, yet, there is something about college that affords one the opportunity to really get to know someone.  Each and every one of them makes for another "textbook" among the other subjects on my shelf - and these are by far more colorful, thought-provoking, and enjoyable.  The best thing is that none of these tales have endings, but are constantly being appended and amended.  As such, I have a lifetime's worth of learning in my friends.