Steven Paul Ploog is one of my longest friends. We've been partners in crime since 1999. Steve is a very talented musician who also served five years in the armed forces, including two years in Afghanistan. He is the last person I would have ever expected to sign up for the Army, but the life experiences he has gained are immeasurable. The Wednesday before last I randomly wrote on his Facebook Timeline "Come visit". By Saturday he was on a train from California and 30 hours later he was at my door. A great friend to say the least. I'm blessed to have friendships that stand the test of time.