Tag: Birthdays

The year of being seventy

Big landmark birthdays are exciting. They’re also scary. Each one marks a passage of time. Each one gives us an opportunity to reflect on where our life has gone. We also get the chance to look ahead to the future. See…told you it was scary. Usually, the milestone birthday numbers end with a zero. Here’s... Read more »

The conundrum of having your birthday fall on Mother's Day weekend

Happy Birthday! Happy Mother’s Day! Two big days in a person’s life. What if they come on the same weekend? What if they’re only one day apart? What if the person celebrating the birthday is also celebrating her first Mother’s Day? How is she suppose to celebrate? What about her friends and family? So many... Read more »

Artists working Zoom birthday parties is an idea that is so 2020

Artists working Zoom birthday parties is an idea that is so 2020
As I was perusing Twitter yesterday, I noticed a man from Saratoga tweeting at music legend David Crosby: Jerry from Saratoga– I’m turning 55 tomorrow. Any chance I can hire you for an hour to play for my birthday? Zoom? I’m being serious. Dm me David C– No chance ..but happy Bday This led to me snarkily... Read more »
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I can't believe I have a thirty year old child!

I can't believe I have a thirty year old child!
The date: September 21, 1990. The time: 6:30 am. The location: Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Anaheim, California. Making her first appearance in the world is my daughter. When the doctor said the baby is a girl, I was surprised because we were sure the baby was going to be a boy. The name we had... Read more »

How do you celebrate you daughter's birthday during the coronavirus pandemic?

How do you celebrate you daughter's birthday during the coronavirus pandemic?
May 8, 1992. 7 am. My wife and I are at Kaiser Permanante Hospital in Anaheim, California. A few hours later, we were joined by our youngest daughter. I cut the umbilical cord and held her in my arms for the first time. I put my finger in her tiny hand, expecting her to grab... Read more »

You never stop missing your parents

You never stop missing your parents
It’s another March 1st and it’s another of my mother’s birthdays. It’s the fourteenth one of these that she’s missed. Damn cigarettes. Damn cancer. To call my mother a character would be understating things. I have so many stories about her that I can write these things for months. My mother didn’t start to drive... Read more »
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