In seven decades, I’ve gone from a skinny little kid afraid of his own shadow to an old man not easily intimidated. I’ve had ups and downs along the way, but all in all, it’s been a great ride. No major regrets. What I’ve tried to do here is capture some key events in my life and the lives of my extended family members and make an effort to figure out how this whole puzzle is supposed to fit together. That’s what life is all about anyway, isn’t it? My career(s) have been exciting and varied. I’ve met great people, learned a lot and built some lasting friendships. Throughout it all, the relationships developed are what makes life worth living. And retirement is exciting too! I have a chance to do some of the things I put off too long. This book is an example. I hope you enjoy this little effort. If you find errors or just want to talk, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.