I will soon be 50 years old. That is unremarkable in many ways but I think it is an important milestone. This is the point where I begin to really take stock of all that I do. I have limited time left on this planet and I want that time to mean something to me and my family. The name of this blog is “Assaulting A Mountain” for a reason. It is a metaphor in that I will be assaulting the “mountain” of my older years but it is also a very real goal that I have set to kick off my 50th year on this planet. In May I will be climbing Mount Mitchell in North Carolina on my bicycle.