Joe “Binx” Soto, Jr. has been my friend since the kindergarten – though, if you asked him, he would say since the first grade. And I remember the day we met with some clarity. Two small kids – though he always was taller than me – walking the same path, coming at each other from opposing directions. We did that small dance when you come into the situation. When you move to your left and the other person moves to his right. “Cut it out,” one of us said. “Cut what out?” the other replied. This went on for what seemed minutes. After that, we became friends. Up until the fourth grade, we attended the same school. At the end of our third grade…