Now that I am knocking on that 40-year-old door, things have changed a bit (a LOT). Once upon a time, recreation and sports meant my friends and I would meet up for some hoops. But we are all older now - much older, in fact. And for the most part those friends are gone, having been swallowed up by Facebook pages and by life and wives, kids and careers. This is the way of things, I suppose. But I miss the competition – the drive to pursue something and try to get better.