Carolle’s present for my 50th birthday was to take me to see Queen perform. Freddy Mercury is gone and instead they have a young replacement, Adam Lambert. It was great fun to hear the song that I’ve known since high school and to be with a crowd of thousands cheering and singing along. What made the concert special was that Adam Lambert seemed to be genuinely happy to be performing and honored to be singing with Queen. The guitarist, Brian May, has been playing and singing the same songs for 30 years and still seemed happy to be on stage. Having completed my first 50 year,, that is the attitude that I hope to keep—proudly passionate for the life I lead and the work that I do.