It's time for me to write my story. I'll be 70 years old soon and since I'm experiencing short term memory loss and the general befuddlement that comes with the passing of years I think it best to put to paper things that I've thought and experienced over the years before the inexorable mental and physical frailties take their toll. I've heard people say that they wished their grand parents or parents had written down the history of the family before they died. So many valuable stories fade away and are forgotten. Very few families have a written history. What I want to write is not a linear memoir or autobiography set in chronological order, but a mental connecting the dots of my life and my perception of the world around me that would give me, and any curious family member or reader, some idea of how I got to this place in life, both geographically and psychologically. So, in the coming weeks and months I'll be gathering my thoughts in to a semblance of order. Maybe I'll throw in a photo or two.