From the October 2002 magazine.

You Haven't Changed Much

My friend Dale was sitting across the table in a restaurant that only a few months before had been my favorite watering hole, when he smiled and said, "You haven't changed much."

I looked at him and asked, "What?"

Again he said, "You haven't changed much."

I was starting to feel uncomfortable, maybe even a little irritated. Dale was the manager at our local Alano Club. It had gotten to be a routine for me, when I got off work, to stop in at the Alano Club, spend time visiting Dale, shooting pool, and playing cards with some of the other members. The next thing I knew,...

-- Steve K.

Springdale, Arkansas