Monday I completed my fiftieth revolution around the sun. It was a good day. I felt fortunate to have made it 50 years. So many people are not so fortunate. The day came as a holiday (President’s Day), which was also a good thing, because I got out for a run with my friend Sheila, then spent the rest of the day with my family (pretty much just lounging). Sheila and I ran ten miles along Arroyo Trabuco Trail out in Las Flores and Rancho Santa Margarita, a trail often travelled by myself. We chatted during nearly all of it. Arroyo Trabuco, unlike myself, was in full glory, abounding with spring. The creeks were full, and the grass grew tall in the meadows. A great place to complete my 50th trip around the sun.