I'm in the process of editing a book for a friend. He was a missionary in South America in the late 1960s and 1970s, during the activities then referred to "Liberation Theology." This book is about his experiences. He has a publisher lined up and is under some time pressure as this book is to be available at the Order's reunion next spring. His writing is very good but since English is not his first language, I've been editing the spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and related. Four chapters are done and he is progressing well on the fifth and final one. He called last night. Someone had been watching his schedule so knew when he would be gone, and broke into his house. Among the stolen items was his computer, backup hard drive, and flash drive, all of which contained his manuscript. He's left with his handwritten notes, and called to be sure we have all the earlier work. We do, and can transfer everything back, once he gets another computer. We've offered the loan of our old computer and have made sure we have manuscript backups in multiple places, just in case. He can replace and rebuild, but why should he have to. There are some rotten people out there.