It is fascinating how our minds and the memories that lay within work. I was searching for something about Nigeria; read an article on HIV, which somehow led me to a piece on parks in the nation's Capitol.
This triggered an old memory of a leisurely and uncommon walk with a colleague from the NIH along the Potomac River (in Georgetown) and then to the chairman of the Department of Parasitology, where I toiled long enough to get vested.
I promised to visit the aging Professors at their summer home in Long Island, and now time is slipping away as they celebrate life in their 80s, spending 3 months of the year in Brasil where they both went to medical school and met.
This piece about their frequent returns to their medical school roots is edifying.