by Merry Youle
Not every one makes it to the age of 80. And of those who do, only a precious few are still doing what they love. Elio's 80th birthday is this Saturday, April 26. He told me to restrain my eloquence here, but to see him at 80, still being a learner as well as a teacher, publicly writing and speaking about The Small Things, and enjoying life — well, that's an inspiration for me. Happy birthday, Elio! Mazel tov!