It was an honor to receive the Max Jakob Memorial Award for 2018. This invited paper is based on the award lecture and is written in an informal style expanding on the lecture and focusing on work in which I have been involved over the past 60 years. Early experimental and theoretical work was published only in conference proceedings when this was regarded an alternative to a journal and not, as seems to be the case nowadays, prior to journal publication or for incomplete work. I welcome this opportunity to clarify and make some of this earlier work more readily accessible. My comments on more recent work of others are also included.