I was reminded again this weekend of one of the great laments of my life. I did not walk with my graduating class at my college commencement. That's one of the reason I was heartened by what happened yesterday at Haverford College's commencement. William G. Bowen, a former president of Princeton, took both the school and students to task for the uporoar that led another featured speaker, former Berkeley chancellor Robert J. Birgenau, to step down. Good for him. But neither of these is my favorite commencement story from the weekend. That honor is reserved for an old friend. My kids still don't believe me when I point to the smiling face on those huge billboards and claim Ed Herr among my friends. That's right, the president of Herr's potato chips was a classmate, Oxford Area High School Class of '73. We played football together. Actually, my kids don't believe I played football either. But what really sends them reeling is my stories of how Ed used to snag us some hot chips as they came out of the oven in what clearly back then was a much smaller operation at Herr's. I "love" what Ed had to say to the grads this weekend at Immaculata out in Chester County. "Love people like crazy," Herr told those collecting diplomas. Good advice, Ed. I wish someone would have told the kids at Haverford and Rutgers that. And this: Life is hard. You don't always get to make the rules. And things don't always go your way. A lot of things have not gone my way since those days when Ed Herr and I competed for the quarterback position at Oxford High. Ed's done a little better than me. He's the face of Herr foods. I'm the face of the Daily Times. Now maybe people will understand when I say this is a face that was made for the newspaper.