The first sign that our relationship was in serious trouble came about 2 weeks ago. My brother was freaking out about work and life and so, after our weekly role playing game, we went for a walk around the Wellesley High School track to get some fresh air and talk. tpau and I used to do this all the time. We'd go for long walks, we'd stay up late for talks. We stayed up 'till 2 AM in the parking lot of the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 30 trying to figure out how we'd manage the differences in our religious beliefs and our beliefs about religion. We agreed that we'd always talk it to death. Toward the end, we couldn't talk to each other very much at all.