Forty-four years ago tonight, at a military hospital about 60 miles east of Boise, I came wailing and crying into the world. I have lived in three other states since then, tried and left several lives behind, had some experiences I wish I had forgone, and have had others that I remember fondly. I'm happy to be married, to have a wonderful wife, daughter, step-daughters and stepson, and two beautiful grandchildren.
By God's grace, I think I'm a better man than I was half a life ago. In whatever time I have left, I hope God will make me into the man he intended.