I REGRET missing game five of the Blazers championship series against the 76ers. I regret not staying at the U of O another seven years, because if I'd waited until 1988 to go to Harvard Law, I might have gotten to know Barack Obama. I mildly regret working for Barry Commoner instead of Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election. I regret taking Latin rather than a language people actually speak. I regret being part of the last college class to get serious financial aid from both state and federal governments, forcing me to miss out on the vital modern college experience of crushing debt. I kind of regret not realizing that a certain girl had a crush on me even though she had a boyfriend, but she married the boyfriend so I can't really regret that.