With this issue, I have completed my first year as Editor of Optical Engineering. It seems like only yesterday that I was writing my first editorial (for the July/August 1985 issue), and it is hard to believe that an entire year has since gone by. If you read that editorial, you may recall that I wrote about an event that had occurred on May 31, 1985, and had a real impact on me-I had been hit by a truck while riding my bicycle. Well, by the time you read this editorial, another event will have had an impact on me exactly one year later, on May 31, 1986-my marriage to Sandra Barnes. It seems that May 31st has become my day, and I can only wonder what will happen tore on May 31, 1987.