I turned 57 yesterday. It was fun. Virginia made a big deal of it. So did Facebook, longtime friends and work colleagues. And I’m uncomfortable with it. It’s not about the number, or the years past or the years ahead. Or what I’ve done or haven’t done. Instead, I’m a bit unsettled by the “me-ness”Continue reading “57 … It’s Not About Me”
This is what I presented recently at Wellsprings Congregation as part of our annual Wild and Precious Life service, which draws inspiration from the Mary Oliver poem The Summer Day. It’s a little funny to be here as the representative for the 50s, as I’ve been 50 for 8 days now. But let me tellContinue reading “My Wild and Precious Life at 50”
About 30 friends and family members snuck up on the house and surprised Kevin a week before his 50th birthday, when he thought three couples were going over for a dinner party. Virginia told everyone to bring beer and balloons. We are now swimming in both. So if you like either, come on by!
We had our annual dinner along the Jersey Shore to celebrate Kevin’s mom’s birthday. As usual, the weather was perfect—all sunshine and a crisp breeze. Here are some photos:
We celebrated Rosalie’s 80th birthday on Saturday at Chris and Susan’s home in Burtonsville. It was a neat party, with lots of Rosalie’s friends over for a lunch party. During the meal, there were a series of questions for Roz to answer about her life. It was not brief. But it was a lot ofContinue reading “Rosalie's 80th Birthday Party”
Kelly got an early birthday present when we stopped at the AT&T store on the way home from his job (yes, he has a job helping out at Tiny Tennis in Limerick) and traded in his Pantech Something-or-Other for a brand-spanking-new iPhone 5. He hasn’t looked up since.
Kevin’s mom Maureen hosted her annual Sunday dinner at Sirena’s in Long Branch. The weather is usually spectacular, but this time it was gray and rainy—and that was a good thing. The restaurant was much less crowded than recent years and it was much more relaxed. Everybody had a good time, and it was sweetContinue reading “Happy birthday, Mom!”
Our nephew Nick celebrated his 11th birthday at his grandma Kim’s house. He received a bunch of books (OK, 2) on Napoleon, his current hero. You can watch him hamming it up while we sing Happy Birthday to him.