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Me and my life Serious Thoughtful

My wife

My wife, Tiffany, is hav­ing a birth­day today. It’s been a hell of a year, for a lot of rea­sons, most­ly good, but you know how rea­sons are, lots of gray in with the black and white. So on the occa­sion of her birth­day, I want­ed to remind her that I love her. She is […]

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September 11

Today is my birth­day. I share it with a nation­al tragedy. I like to acknowl­edge both. For the birth­day, I share it with my friends and fam­i­ly. For the oth­er, I share it here. On the day I turned thir­­ty-one, ter­ror­ists killed 3,000 peo­ple in the Unit­ed States. It was a hor­rif­ic moment of awak­en­ing […]

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Happy Birthday.

In lieu of my usu­al “Hap­py Birth­day to Me” post, I present you with this, post­ed serendip­i­tous­ly just yes­ter­day, from Diesel Sweet­ies by Richard Stevens:

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Forty freakin’ two

Too old to be a child prodi­gy, too young to be an elder states­man. Today is my birth­day. Seri­ous thoughts on the date itself lat­er today, but for now, I just want to give a shout out to my par­ents, with­out whom I would not be here, and my fam­i­ly, with­out whom I would not […]

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My wife turns 21 today

Okay, not 21, exact­ly, but that’s the best answer when a woman asks you to guess her age. It is her birth­day today, and we have big plans. Okay, not exact­ly big plans, because we’re par­ents of two kids under five, and she’s a sec­ond-year col­lege pro­fes­sor, but we do have a babysit­ter for Sat­ur­day […]