I am now enjoying the hospitality of my great friend Don Tujaka, CEO of Data Image Systems, at his house on the shores of North Commerce Lake northwest of Detroit. I have known Don since our days as graduate students at Michigan State University, which I attended from 1975-1977 as a student in the Ph.D program in Mathematics. Don is pictured below with his long-time girlfriend, Sharon Dolega on the deck of his house.
Don is one of the members of a select fraternity, having earned the designation of Master of the Physical Universe (MPU), awarded by me to individuals who have demonstrated over time the ability to get things done no matter what the obstacle! Don is equally at home building a deck for his house, tearing apart and rebuilding a motorcycle engine, debugging complex electrical problems, or running a very successful business. He and Sharon are also seasoned adventure travelers who will be leaving in just over a week on their next adventure–a two week excursion in Africa, traveling through Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe on a motorcycle.
Last night Don, Sharon, and I had the pleasure of dining at the home of the president of the Lake Erie Chapter of the Antique Motorcyle Club of America, a meeting convened so the three couples attending can plan an excursion to the Isle of Man next fall for the motorcycle racing there. Above you can seen some of his collection, somewhat obscured by the cloud of smoke caused by the attempts of he and a friend to start and run his latest acquisition, a 1937 250 cc BSA that apparently needs a bit of work. Also advisable would be an exhaust fan for his garage! To the right you can see his 1945 Indian and a 1945 Harley.
The weather here in southwest Michigan has been beautiful, and on the agenda for tonight is yoga in the park, followed by a cruise on the lake in Don’s pontoon boat. Tomorrow we will be heading to Ann Arbor for the Ann Arbor Art Fair. More to come later!