Posts Tagged: birthdays

Everyone is interesting

I’ve spent a good part of this blog proposing the idea, only half tongue-in-cheek, that I am the most uninteresting man in the world (playing off the Dos Equis ads). In moments of honest self-reflection, I note that I’ve actually done some interesting things in the course of my half century-plus life. In further moments… Read more »

A month of goodbyes

May is always a fun month for me. It’s got Mother’s Day, which is awesome.  Even though I can’t visit Mom anymore, I’m not sad, since she’s always with me (it’s probably time to do another tribute to Mom, for you new readers).  Plus, there are tons of other Moms I know and admire. May… Read more »

Passing mustard

Today is my Dad’s 85th birthday, but we celebrated with a true surprise birthday party this past Saturday.  It was actually for both my Dad and Step-mom, since her birthday is on the 1st and Dad’s is one week later. The idea was my cousin’s and he had me coordinate the immediate family (my sister,… Read more »

That’s easy!

Stop! Click the picture with great speed, ere the rest of this post you read! Welcome back to “Family Week”.  Today is my younger niece’s birthday and now both nieces have reached the age where they are “easy” on their big days. With both now in college, I no longer have to hunt down cute cards with… Read more »

Drawing a new card

It’s my friend’s daughter’s birthday today and I was having a devil of a time picking up a gift for her.  She’s a really sweet kid, never asking for much, even on her birthday.  Amazing as that is, it left me with the same tired things, a visit to Hallmark and then a gift card for some… Read more »


As a word lover, I’m always interested how new words get added to the lexicon or how a word suddenly “catches fire” and ends up being used (and overused) by everyone.  Driven either by popular entertainment or cultural blending, the words or phrases become almost a self-parody by the people ultimately using them. Examples of… Read more »