It's not hard to see who I am now in who I was then, though no one's called me Euripides in thirty years. In time I lost track of everyone. I married, got divorced; married, got divorced; married again; and with each marriage moved farther away from New York, where I was born and raised and went to college. I live in Hawaii now, which is beautiful but too expensive. I'm a state employee. I work in arts development. I started out with a guy who owned a gallery in the West Village. He showed my photographs and in return I helped him out, anything from sweeping up to hanging shows to working with the books. I sold a picture now and then but in time got deeply tired of living hand to mouth so when a job offer came, raising funds for a nonprofit, I jumped at it. Marriage came after that. Then better jobs and more money. Now I'm doing well. I've put two kids through college. It's been a life. I spend too much time in front of one kind of screen or another. I call America in the twenty-first century a screen culture. It seems exactly right to me. Screen Culture. I work all day in front of a computer screen. I come home and watch the news on a television screen. I'll play a video game with Dennis, my wife Vivian's teen-age son, on the television set in his room. On weekends we'll go to a movie. Every evening before bed I check CNN and The New York Times on the Internet. Usually I'll surf awhile, sometimes it turns into hours. Occasionally I'll check out the porn sites, though I always worry that Viv or Dennis will use my machine and find evidence. Sometimes I'll spend hours playing speed chess with people all over the world. Often I do that when I can't sleep. Sometimes I'll get on the web cam server and jump around from room to room, where twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, some guy is always masturbating on camera. What a world this has become. I regret that I gave up photography, but that's about it. Still, I have all my old photographs. And I'm still me. I'm still the same person I was even if everything around me has changed.