Are real friendships possible? Often all we know about people is what they positively present. But what about the kind you can talk to about the greatest thrills and the deepest hurts in life. Most people find it easier to update Facebook to stimulate the feeling of being around someone than carrying on a conversation. Perhaps we've been lulled into substituting virtual life for real life relationships. So, fire up the grill and invite some people over this summer as we consider how to have real conversations with real people who have real hurts and real hopes so that we can experience real life!