I received this picture today via facebook. This shot was taken my freshman year at Harding University; I suspect we are standing in the room of either Roger Butner or Phil Young in Graduate Residence Hall. Young (# 97) and I both attended Alabama Christian Academy together; Young and I along with Bryan McDermott are also in the same Fantasy Football League; we met for a weekend on August 22nd — our 15th year together. My first year at Harding was great in that I had a great deal of academic success, met a number of people I liked, and thoroughly enjoyed my instructors. I did consider leaving Harding due to its conservative nature, but remained to the end. I was younger and much smarter then. As my close friends will tell you, my ego was much bigger too. Phil is a lawyer practicing in the city of Nashville; he has been there since he finished law school at Vandy. I cannot start to tell you how many Alabama football games we watched in his room. I think I look older then than I do now. Although I have worked with harding University on a few projects and committees, I have since separated myself from the university (read about it here).