Maybe it is time we gave back to the community. We've spent all of these years learning about our craft. We could pass it along to our kids... assuming they want it. But what happens when your children don't want to learn the craft of photography? This is the case with me. To create a little positive karma, I've found a film newbie (heavy into digital) who is EXCITED about learning film. I've opened my darkroom to him to use for all things film. In addition, I've committed to spend whatever time he wants to transfer the knowledge. Last night, I spent 2 hours teaching him to load his new 100' roll of Tri-X into cannisters, loading his camera, learning how to use the shutter-priority AE-1 system, load exposed film into a stainless steel dev tank, and developing a roll. I gained nothing but the satisfaction of planting another seed. This kid may wind up being a faithful Kodak consumer, and another reason for the Great Yellow Father to keep making film. Does anyone else have a story like this? If not, would you be willing to take on a mentor's role for a kid in your social circle? I'd love to hear about it.