Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

to the Nth degree

Posted: July 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Today is the anniversary of Sandy hitting the light, also referred to in some quarters as “birthday.” She shares this special day with Cheryl Ladd (though Cheryl is older), Jay Thomas (older still), Richard Simmons (even older still) and Bill Cosby (even even older still). To commemorate this auspicious occasion a number of her blog people (well, five) have conspired to construct this domino (more…)

Ahhh, gift giving. The art of showing a person how you feel by negotiating the tricky minefield of buying tangible goods for them. Gift giving, in all of its manifestations, is a capitalist’s wet dream.

Gift giving comes in four flavors. Certainly multiple offshoots exist within each flavor, but when you (more…)


Posted: September 18, 2011 in Traskland
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September 2011

Today is Red’s 14th birthday. While part of me finds this incomprehensible, another larger part pretty much takes it in stride. After all how different was she this morning from yesterday? From last week? How different will she be tomorrow? Hardly at all, yet the changes occurring in her all the time are profound and everlasting. As they are in all of us.

Change is a funny thing, isn’t it? Its movements are so stealth that we never notice them as they occur. When you looked in the mirror this morning you saw (more…)