On August 21, 2007, I had my first “event”, as I have come to call the hospitalizations I have had. This time last year was tough slugging. It was hot, humid, and I could feel the pollution in the air. I was having trouble breathing. I was even having trouble moving much. It’s been a challenging year and though I have more challenges ahead, I see the last twelve months as extraordinary. We have been to Austria twice and I have opened an office there. I am talking with a medical doctor about the possibility of opening an office in Kuwait. Life, growth, joy, near death; there is so much to celebrate and so much learning that I am doing.