It just struck me that I've seen a lot of advances in my half century. I saw men walking on the moon, (Please check your conspiricy theories at the blog, next door!), not to mention the Internet. I think my favourite, though, is the advances in the quality of rubber and latex garments. The free availability of an ever increasing range of bedroom toys must come a close second.
We live in interesting times. Bizarrely, "May you live in interesting times", just happens to be one of the worst Chineese curses. Perhaps if we gave each other an occasional hug?