First and foremost my marriage of 44 years and raising 5 successful kids. 2nd, thanks to AA not drinking for 7 years. AND during my career in radio/TV, having conversations with 4 U.S. presidents as well as countless rock, soul, pop and country music stars and movie and TV legends. (one of these days I'll actually make a list) During my drumming days in San Francisco/Berkeley I drummed 3 gigs for Country Joe and the Fish while they negotiated to get Chicken Hirsch in the band. Sitting in on a 4 song set with the original Jefferson Airplane when drummer Skip Spence fell "ill" during the show. Then there was this. No accomplishment or anything to be proud of but haunts me to this day. Turned down several offers to join Eddie and the Rockets because the band thought I played better than the drummer they had. Eddie the lead singer liked it that I was more "active" on the drums than anyone else in the Bay Area. A few years later, the Rockets were no more, but Eddie Mahoney made it big going solo and changing his name to Eddie Money. BUT....I bet he never talked with 4 U.S. presidents!!