Yup, today marks my 68th trip around the sun. Never thought I would make it this long, very grateful to have come this far. Many of the folks I used to run with are no longer here. Our lifestyles were dangerous and toxic. Some are dead, some are incarcerated and others have just disappeered. A few are still around. Now that I am here it is nothing like I imagined when I was younger. I can remember turning 30-years-old and being depressed. Today is not like that at all. Yup, I am not a physically strong as I used to be but I am still pedaling my bike around San Francisco. Much stronger emotionally and spiritually now, peace and joy are a much bigger part of my life than they every have been. Sure, I have tough moments and still totally blow it sometimes. Mrs. slo and I still fight sometimes but we are still learning about each other after all these years. Wisdom? I guess that is relative to where I have been in my life before. You might say I almost have a clue now. Not deprecating myself I think it is a good thing to realize how little I do know and how much I still get to learn. Maybe that is the BEGINNING of wisdom. I feel self confident enough to let others know it is my birthday instead of expecting others to magically know. Had the family over yesterday and grilled burgers. We played Quiddler, Yahtzee and Catchphrase. Mrs slo gave me a birthday card with a bulldog on it so my day is complete. Going for a hike in the woods and my amazing wife is taking me out for a burrito. YEAH! Life is not perfect, but I am not blinded to how good it is. Wondering what I can give others today. I think hobbits had the right idea.