Retired. Now over 70 years of age, I have had a full and interesting life. I have been to many places, met an amazing number of people, and done some things (both good and bad) that most people have not. I have stood witness to a world which has been changing at a quicker pace than at any other time in recorded history. It seems to me that the great questions of humanity have not changed, nor have the basic needs and goals of individuals. We know about life during the past two millenia because of the magic of writing. We must continue to tell our stories. One of life's greatest losses is when people die with their stories still untold.