What can I tell you? Well, for starters, the folks (faculty and staff) you knew during your time here are nearly all still around. Possibly a bit wiser. Definitely a bit older. I myself this year passed a major milestone: I turned 50. To most of you who may be looking ahead with some curiosity about this age let me just say that it's really a wonderful time of life, particularly if you think you'll enjoy having a colonoscopy. I don't want to complain too much about my bodily functions, and the inevitable slowing down, but the other day I asked my school-aged son Nico if he wanted to go for a little jog with me, and he said, "Sure, Dad, but can I bring a book?"