Quite A Birthday

There’s something that I learned today that I am having a hard time putting together.  That Darwin and Lincoln were born on the same day in the same year.  200 years ago today.  As an American and a scientist, I can’t believe I didn’t already know this.  Wow. Thus, from the war of nature, from…

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Happy Birthday, Donovan

Today is Donovan McNabb’s 32nd birthday.  I can’t imagine it’s a very happy one.  He was benched last week (first time in his career, though rightfully so) midway through the Eagles humiliating loss to the Ravens which was on the heels of a truly wretched performance versus the Bengals. Sidelined Donovan’s played his whole 10-year…

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Sweet Sixteen

There’s a birthday in the Aerie this month – and it’s neither mine nor The Beloved’s.  This one belongs to the other member of our little pack – Eutaw, the Beloved’s beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  Eutaw turns 16 this month – which suggests that she’ll probably start angling to get her Learner’s Permit any time…

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Things On Her Birthday

Today would have been my mom’s 84th birthday.  Also, she died three years ago this week, so she’s been in my mind a lot.  So, I thought a little about what my mom might like/dislike if she were here with us this week. Dislikes: The media coverage of this campaign.  She would say that too…

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Second (to none) City Weekend

So this past weekend, The Beloved got her final birthday present, which (unbeknownst to her before Friday) was a weekend’s trip to Chicago. Why Chicago? Well, mostly because we’d both lived there before we knew one another. I cut my professional teeth working for Abbott Laboratories in the late 90s and the Beloved earned her…

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Shhh — it’s a Secret (Weekend)

So, The Beloved gets to open her last birthday present tomorrow morning, even though her actual birthday was back in June.  This present is a Secret Weekend trip — which turns out to be something of which we’re starting to build a little history. Our first one was a Christmas present for her (which we…

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Conversion

So, I’ve never been the kind of guy that needs the latest gadgets.  I didn’t own a cell phone until 2002.  I don’t replace it every year with a new model.  I don’t download games or take pictures with it. I was slow to get an iPod and use iTunes.  I mean, I was a…

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Me and My Beloved

Happy Birthday to The Beloved today!!  She is the love of my life and gifts can't come close to expressing the joy and love that I feel every day.  I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Us Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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Things on His Birthday

Today is my dad’s birthday.  He would have been 87 today.  It’s hard to believe that he died almost 10 years ago, and that he’s been gone the whole time I’ve been living in San Diego (since 2001).  That got me thinking about him and though I don't usually do the "Things on Tuesday" group,…

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