One of the great gifts of the campus job is the opportunity to practice charity by hospitality to students. It is a rare Sunday that doesn't see at least one or two students in for dinner and a football/baseball game, and other nights of the week have frequent guests too. Many are our RAs from this year and last, but we are gradually seeing more and more of the ordinary residents coming by too. We love to "keep a table" as the old saying puts it, and it is nice to be able to do it for kids who are lonely, stressed, tired, or missing family life. Tonight, half a dozen were in for dinner and/or dessert, and hung around for a long while.