It was great to get outside and spend time with lots of other people during events in down town Delphos Saturday night, but I must admit a skill I’ve developed over the years needs some considerable work. That’s the skill of identifying other people by name when they say hi to me. Without the benefit of being able to see faces, I’ve learned over the years to identify people who’s voices I don’t hear all that often, by putting them in the places they will most likely be. For example, if I hear the voice of a clergy member, he or she will be a lot easier if we meet in or near a church, but if that encounter happens in a local watering hole, it will not be near so easy for me. Add a noisy background and it can be even more difficult to identify people by name. We haven’t spent much time together because of the pandemic over the past 16 months, so I haven’t had much practice identifying people by voice of late. As When someone says hello to me I like to respond with their name. Maybe I’m just old school, but I consider that being respectful. As we spend more time together in the weeks to come, I’m sure I’ll get better at calling you by name when we meet even if we haven’t spoken for awhile. In the meantime, it won’t embarrass me, and shouldn’t embarrass you, if you tell me who you are. That’s the way I see it.