Mike Magana, along with his parents, immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was a young child in 1952. After growing up in West Texas, Mike was married at the age of nineteen and he and his young bride of the same age moved to Southern California where he began working as an aircraft machinist. While there, he furthered his education at the Control Data Institute which proved instrumental in launching his long and successful profession in computer software development. During his career he benefitted from developing relationships with some of the leading authorities in his industry including personnel involved in Information Technology at Cape Canaveral. After his twenty-seven year career in software development, he then entered the field of insurance and financial services, retiring from Chase Bank in 2001. Having three near death experiences throughout his life as well as the responsibility of his father’s burial, Mike was forced to come to grips with the reality and inevitability of death, but also, and even more importantly, with the reason for his own existence. This confrontation with real life issues has transformed not only his thinking, but his very purpose in life. Mike and his wife of fifty-two years reside in Texas and have three grown children and seven grandchildren with whom they have formed a very special bond.