This morning I saw on a man’s t-shirt a phrase that read, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” Hmm, I thought. I wonder if I stuck a knife in his back, would that make him feel stronger? Unfortunately, I did not have ample time to test my theory. Currently I am in Paumanok (aka Long Island) getting ready to go to my friend’s engagement party. Being that we’ve known each other since we were seven, we have developed this stupid sense of humor that only old friends can share. For example, for an engagement gift I bought him No Rad, potassium iodide pills which are to “protect your family against the absorption of radioactive iodine after a nuclear emergency!” This is one gift I hope he never uses.