Last night, I located an old friend, Tom, on Facebook. I have known him since Jr high school days when I met him at a summer camp (it will come as a shock to some of you that know me that the camp was for the “academically talented” — please no corny replies). The last time I contacted this person was in the mid 1980s. He has had a successful career in television and radio heading up a rather large public tv and radio network. Back to the story …. in Tom’s communication with me he mentioned something he sent to the Washington Post regarding his early association with Ben Bernanke (current Fed Reserve Chair that replaced Greenspan). I responded to Tom, “was Bernanke at the camp?” Tom proceeded to remind me of a short fellow we all called “Little Ben” who won the award as the most creative prankster at the camp. I then recalled the “Little Ben” reference and the camper that was always in trouble for practical jokes. Ben was actually younger than the ages of most campers because he had advanced a grade or two. No wonder he went on to attend Harvard and MIT. Maybe all this economic crisis is just another prank?? I wish….