For the past 40 years I have been writing about lasers, optics and fiber optics, and in October I was honored to be elected a fellow of The Optical Society "For informing and educating professionals as well as the general public in the advances in optics and lasers." Lately I've been writing for New Scientist, Nature, IEEE Spectrum, and Optics & Photonics News. I also have been dabbling in science fiction, with about three dozen short stories published over the years. It's a long way from writing for the California Tech back in the days when it was printed with lead type composed on Linotype machines. Lois and I are enjoying our work too much to retire.