I had Mr. Beckwith for Art in both the seventh and eighth grade. My memory fades in certain areas, but I can guarantee you one fact of life in his art classes. The first assignment, regardless of grade, we had each year was 'perspective'. "If you're gonna be an artist, you must tackle perspective", was something close to his mantra. He'd slide a piece of white drawing paper across our long tables and instruct us to draw a road, trailing off in the distance: telephone poles, trees, mailboxes and other crap. Large in the foreground, small in the distance. You know it was that activity showing height, width, depth and position front to rear. Bla, bla, bla... I always completed the assignment. Not well, but done. He was a teacher back then. Later, he actually became a friend. Elenka designed our wedding rings, and Gary made them for us out of our high school rings. Strange how some things in life turn. As for my perspective, I guess I better find an artist to help me out. Any ideas?