I got this bad habit of reading obituaries about people I don't even know and evaluating their lives - and the value of their life. What they did - how they lived it. Now, I rate them with this (rather terrible) rating system as if they lived, "Shot from a Cannon" . . . or "Squeezed from a Tube." I guess if you have a family, kids - you know what I'm talking about. There's no other, greater feeling of life - the feeling you get from your own children, your wife, your life lived through them - with them. Your offspring can "Shoot you far and away." The workings of a family can give you the ultimate ride of your life. Then you have the obits that didn't do much. No rides. No giving - No generosity. No nothing. All for naught. They just existed (so it seems) with no legacy - they never dared to try - or go - or do. Squeezed from a tube. If you feel you are being squeezed - get out - Get in the cannon. Try it. Light the fuse.