Another botched photo op

March 18, 2015

Once again I was so happy to be with a person that I forgot to take a picture of him or of us. This was Mike (now Michael, of course) Sellz. We've known each other since 9th grade, I think, when we were both in a Jewish youth group in Cornbelt Region of BBYO: Sioux Falls, Omaha, where he's from, Des Moines, Sioux City and Lincoln. He was famous for his puns.

We barely keep in touch, we see each other even less—and yet... And yet our friendship is so sweet & long-standing that it's a fact like the moon in the sky: You don't have to always be looking up to see if it's still there.


  1. March 29, 2015 7:23 PM EDT
    So great to see you in NYC, Elinor, and glad you could meet Rachel. I feel we were just getting warmed up when it was time to go. There will always be a place for you in my heart. I hope to keep the connection alive. If you are ever coming to the Midwest (capitalized), let me know, Mpls. my 2nd favorite city in the world or wherever (1st is Toronto). Iowa City is OK, though - I've got this nutty community under my skin! It's the "Athens of the Midwest," so they say!
    - Michael Sellz