My time with Mr. Cummings remains - to this day - some of the most significant of my life. In 1978 Mr. Cummings spent a large part of the academic year meeting with me every morning before school started, ostensibly to discuss Latin. We never ended up talking about Latin much and I never got better than a C- in four years of class. But I sure learned a lot from Mr. C. And don't get me started on the time I came over on Halloween dressed as a woman and he had me sit on his lap when his wife got home. A great, great man.