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Five 11s Eleven 5s A half century and a half decade. Two score plus a half score plus a quarter score years. I can’t and never could drive fifty-five. I was almost five when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Day Eighteen Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Three

Today is my last day of my 51st year on this planet.  It’s been a quiet day.  I woke at my usual time of five o’clock in the morning, before sunrise.  I didn’t walk either dog this morning.  I did … Continue reading

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My Son Turns Thirty

I should have scheduled this post to publish just after two o’clock this afternoon, which would have been thirty years to the hour marking the birth of Derek Randall Moss.  But, I couldn’t wait that long to welcome my son … Continue reading

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Year 51 Day 1

Yep. It’ my birthday. I have a busy weekend planned and took Monday off to recover. *** Today (Friday) I’m off over lunch to my First Friday book club at the Westport Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.  This … Continue reading

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Year 50 Day 364

So my dad calls me on my cell phone this morning, soon after I arrived at work.  He called to wish me well on the last day of my 50th year. How Sweet! (Can you hear the sarcasm dripping from … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Aunt Jan and C.S. Lewis!

“Happy Birthday” to my Aunt Jan in Ohio.  She’s shown between her two older brothers in the photo below taken a couple of years ago at my dad’s 70th birthday bash: Incidentally, all of the above are born in the … Continue reading

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18.263k days or .5c yrs

Good morning! And Happy Birthday to myself.  I’ve crossed over.  I’ve reached another dreaded milestone.  Today is the first day of my fifth decade. To make myself feel better about this dubious event, I’ve reverted to two of my favorite … Continue reading

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Cakes Inspired by Literature

Hint hint: the Don’t Panic cake might be appropriate for my upcoming milestone birthday. Countdown: three weeks from this Thursday

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Birthday Bonanza

I scramble every year during this second week of November.  When I was a kid, I only had to remember that my dad’s birthday was the 18th.  Then, as I got older, approaching my adolescence, I added my uncle (my … Continue reading

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A Couple of Dozen

Exactly two dozen years ago, my daughter came quietly into this world.  My maternal grandmother had come to visit us for a couple of weeks.  She was going to watch Derek when Terry and I had to go to the … Continue reading

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