Let's drink a toast as each of us recalls
Ivy-covered professors in ivy-covered halls . . . .
-- Tom Lehrer, "Bright College Days"
Scheduled to be out of town for depositions in San Francisco yesterday, I took the excuse to run north early for a Sunday afternoon with my old school chum Rick Coencas. We revisited, for the first time in decades, our haunts in and around our beloved University of California, Berkeley. (Albeit I am no particular follower of college football, I cannot but boast that at this moment Cal towers undefeated in conference play, #1 in the Pac-10 Standings and, glory be, #8 in the BCS. Go Bears!)
Having no time to prepare a report of my own, I refer you to Rick's version, which comes complete with loverley photos and a title drawn from a poor joke that I made while we ambled through a fog of reminiscence toward Sather Gate.