My friend Tim G, from Erlangen, is now back in Erlangen after a year at Duke.
On his last day in the U.S., I took this photo. You see Tim there in all his facets: a guitar tattoo that would be cheesy on anyone less sincere about rock music, the Buddy Holly glasses (see above), the books (he xeroxed much of the Duke library in his time here). And the earphones, so that he can play Altar or Lacuna Coil at a volume that would hurt the ears of someone at the same table if he were using ear buds. The full headphones keep all that death metal inside, where it belongs. Tim is a POLITE metal freak.
And he is sitting in the sun, in NC. Since he is now back in Germany, he will never see the sun again.
So, Tim: Alles Gute! Herzlichen Glückwunsch!