I’ve known Aaron since middle school. Having been friends for over a decade, we have a history and knowledge of each other that is unique and potentially great fodder for mutual blackmail (joshing…or am I?). Since we’re both artists and sarcasm connoisseurs, I always go to him when I need a critical eye and blunt truth in my work and personal life alike. He arrived in Charleston yesterday; so, sadly, I only got to see him for a few hours since I’m heading up north on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, he’s only a phone call away.