I had lunch yesterday with my son, Benjamin. I treasure time with Ben. I love spending time with him, learning from him, joking around, and talking to him. He's one of the best people I know. My kids are the best people I know. They are essential in my life. They are all busy and doing well. I wish I could spend more time with them. I always wish I could spend more time with them and my grandchildren. It is what it is. I'm grateful for the times I get to spend with them.
Ben is amazing. He works at Dendreon, a biotech in the tall building above the Seattle Art Museum. He's always working on important research to help people. He's brilliant and he's great at everything. He's an elite distance runner and will soon take on the Columbia Tower again and the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon. I always called him my Golden Boy and he is Golden. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering and he started the running club there. Ben is truly a good person. I'm always proud of him.