Well, I’m back from what co-worker Smiley Anders likes to refer to as a “well-deserved” vacation in Las Vegas. Hot, but tons of fun.

Fortunately, things were rather quiet on the social scene while I was gone. There were, however, some events that took place before I left town, including one bidding goodbye to one of my favorite folks — Ginger Miller at the Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank. After more than 30 years, Ginger is stepping down as executive director. You’ll be missed, my friend!

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