Mal operated his Deli for 24 years before its closing in the fall of 1999. It was a fantastic little place to get breakfast and good natured backtalk from Mal and his crew. When he closed up shop, BU alumni everywhere sent well-wishes and a reporter to his door.   William Wilberforce has the only memorial in Westminster Abbey with a devious grin on it; like he not only stole the cookie jar, but loosened the tops of a thousand salt shakers. I have no idea why Englands famous abolitionist should de sculpted this way, and neither do any of the guides or Vergers I asked.
I first met the German-born Lena U. in Jordan a number of years ago and we seranaded the Bedouin at al-Deir in Petra. She roamed through the Arab world, through America, and the last I heard, she was in Spain. Hey, Lena, are you still out there?

Bo-Sim Mark is the founder of and primary teacher in 2 martial arts schools in the Boston area. She specializes in "internal styles" (such as Leung Yi, Pa Kua, Tai Chi, and Hsing Yi) and in the double-edged sword. Those who know her or have seen her performances consider her one of Boston's living treasures.