Today marks 49 years that I have been married to the greatest woman I have ever known. My passion for her is as strong as it was on the fateful day back in 1966, and she has been my confidant, best friend, and my trusted adviser for almost half a century now. We went (to celebrate our anniversary) for a couple of days in Detroit (yes, Detroit) so we/she could make a full visit to the Detroit Institute of Art. It was great to get away, had some good food, and arrived home today. When we reached Rockford it was 79 degrees, and despite just having finished driving for 6 hours, we went out for about an hour's motorcycle ride on the quiet country roads north of the city. And being it was as warm as it was, I went with an open face helmet, light gloves, no jacket and jeans. It was the kind of day and the kind of ride where all by itself would have been enough for me to say "life is good!". But happening today, and thinking how lucky I am to be married to this wonderful gal, and that I am physically and mentally able to fully enjoy riding my motorcycle (as I am only a few weeks from my 72nd birthday), I especially felt it was right to feel that "life is good"; very, very, good. Stay riding my friends!