We got to have lunch with Mel and Carol Schroeder. Mel was one of my professors of theatre in college. I remember exactly where we were when he encouraged me to write. He reminded me that Beyond the Chariots brings my association with Chariots of Fire full circle. I had forgotten that I introduced a tradition to our touring drama troupe that our youth group had done. When we were on the Oregon Coast, planning the year's dramas, the fellows would sneak down to the beach in the night. We would run through the waves as they do in one of the opening sequences of the film, wearing somewhat less than they did. Though Mel is now retired, he thinks the tradition may still stand.