Hey - I almost forgot to tell you. I ran into Martha, the Juliet to my teenage Romeo, at the deli last week. She's now divorced, with a set of twin girls. She works for a screen printing place right down the street from the Portrait offices. She's still as funny as ever, and she looks good and happy. Hopefully we'll run into each other again one of these days. It was nice to "remember when".
When one contrasts Michael's nostalgia about two kids who had some laughs and tears and still feel something for one another with the Settlepocalypse, it's as if he and Liz inhabited two different strips.