a friend of mine, who I haven't seen in 6 or 7 years, came to town. we are friends going back to 14,and we were pretty good friends for 20 years or so, till we both moved to the states. he is a doctor and med school prof at one of the top teaching hospitals in the states now. it was really great to catch up. I have a lot of guys I know who I can have a beer with, but the 4 guys who were really good friends that I had in Israel, guys I've known since I was a teenager and lived through the army, university and our 20's with, you can't replace that.