On 4/22 @ 12:25 AM my third and final child was born (7lbs 7ozs). As I absorb her presence in and on the world, I have time to reflect on what is important in my life. The acquisition of things, which I have engaged in with the best of them, brings me limited, finite pleasures. I find that as I get older, people more consistently make me happy, that a great album brings more pleasure than the things that play it. The people in our lives that we love and that love us are infinitely more important. When the amps are gone and the speakers sold, the people and their memories of us will be all that is left. I hope that the people I love don't remember me as that guy who played with audio equipment, but as that guy who loved his wife and his children.