Newly 40-something and slowly adjusting to the idea of middle-age. Proud participant in a marriage to a wonderful woman who came with the added bonus of a daughter who is now twelve. Live in Ithaca NY, where the local gag is "Ithaca - 10 square miles surrounded by reality". Did most of my growing up here, so I tend to be a bit progressive (can't help it...I think they put something in the water). Computer geek by trade for a local VAR/consulting firm. Wow...that's pretty dull isn't it?