LEON"S STORY: I distinctly recall my awesome skill at learning the physics that children, age 0 to 6 years, need to negotiate in the complex world, e.g. to walk upright and get milk out of a bottle. Fortunately, the necessary chemistry and biology came naturally. Applying the skill later to "little league" and other related institutions designed to torture pre-teenagers was much less successful. It was more fun to dip Alice's blonde hair in the inkwell provided on all our school desks. How else to show undying love? My school work was exemplary but required long hours of study until very late at night. This led to laboratory research. The oscilloscope was my essential companion as we designed electronics for our experiment. Then there was teaching and the pride of a growing number of graduating students. Finally the time came to relax, ride horses, ski and grow old gracefully.