I got a couple pieces of disturbing news while in Lebanon. My great mentor Rev. Kermit Morrison has been moved into a retirement center as his struggle with an alzheimer's-like situation is getting worse. His wife Susi has also been moved and is battling cancer and the prognosis is not good. I was last with them last January in New Haven, Connecticut where we had a lovely time together. Being so far away from them right now is discouraging. They are like grandparents to me. Also, I received word from our friends the Tongs in Hong Kong that our friend Vijai has suffered a serious hemorrhagic stroke in the brain. This is very serious. Vijai is not much older than me and is a dear, kind soul. Say a little prayer for these three friends of mine.