My father at 92 dignified years of age is independent, smarter than anyone I know, and committed to making the world a better place. While I don't always agree with his idea of "better", I stand in awe of his passion and diligence at searching and researching for information and answers. A survivor of two cancers, one of which left him without a larynx after 40 years of pipe smoking, he is in constant demand as a speaker at school assemblies where he advocates against smoking. His response to any aches and pains is that one must soldier on. So whenever my life seems too hard, I have only to picture my dad and know that hanging tough is the only way.