Ms GF snapped this shot of me, and I think it's one of the first candid shots of me facing the camera I've every seen. I'm usually smiling--frequently because I'm happy, but sometimes out of habit. Part of that tap-dancing, "why can't everyone just get along?" childhood pattern. Of course, my first thought on seeing this is that my hair is flat and messy, and that my chin is a disaster, thanks to the summer's terribly humidity and naturally pore-challenged skin. But that expression is intriguing, those clear and direct eyes. This is definitely me. Me at 43.