Sometimes when I think about Bloomington, I miss my friend Mark.

He and I were in the same masters class at IU, a.k.a., the Greatest and Most Sociable Masters Class in the History of Music Theory.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's Australian Adventure, Summer 2008, with Sargibso.

We have lots of mutual friends, and John and Mark also get along really well.

Here with Aisha, another masters classmate, at our Obama Inaugural Black-tie Gala.

We stayed with Mark for the last night of our Bloomington trip.

He helped up bring our stuff out to the car on the morning we left.

He saw the fun-noodles in our trunk, and...this....started happening.

You can follow Mark's musical thoughts here.