In my not so humble opinion Eliot Gowan has the best post in relation on the multi-faceted observance of Samhain/Halloween/All Hallows Eve around. Be sure to follow his linkage for all the chewy FMH goodness Eliot has provided.
And to my Pagan friends of the myriad stripes, Happy Samhain!
OK. So, I am 56 today, más o menos, and I’m wondering (because I strongly suspect) is the arena of freedom just around the corner? Man, I hope so… I just wish my son was older, so I could be a bigger burden… /kidding!/ [no, not really] I think we could adopt an MBA lawyer type child (~30) who wanted to support us. Like in Costa Rica. We’d be cheap, really…
Today is is the n+1 birthday of my very good friend – dating back to childhood – James Lusk! Happy Birthday James! Sorry I missed your call, I’ll try on Monday…
It should be noted that both Eliot at Follow Me Here and Kevin at Ghost in the Machine both passed the 11 year mark on their blogs on the 15th. Happy Blogaversary!
I do think about things, really, I do. It would seem, however, that I’m not writing about them much anymore. Susan has reoccupied 2020 HIndsight and Dave didn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day. We welcome their return to whatever this space is being referred to these days.
Me? I shall try to do better.
Meanwhile, Rafe has been on a roll of late, most especially with The Republican fundamentalists and [t]he political version of the bike shed discussion. I encourage you to go have a look. Rafe is succinct and spot on.
A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
It should not go unnoticed here that we began publication of this fine weblog just over ten years ago, on the 23rd.
There are a great many other, finer weblogs out there that also began just over ten years ago at the EditThisPage service.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have some fine times…
My son Ian is eight today. Wow, that went fast! It seems doubly strange to stand the weblog-thing beside my son. I think he looks better! [Than the blog.]
It seems like just yesterday
The event was covered by this blog and even made the Weblogs.com “Top 100,” which was a page ranking system prior to Technorati, which I think is also gone.
Hrmph, that’s making me feel older. 😉
[I just finished baking two dozen cupcakes for his party tomorrow. 🙂 ]
Today is the V-Man, Garret Vreeland’s, N-th birthday! Watch out for those dangerous meta characters!
I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with my childhood best (and arguably, just flat out best) friend on the phone tonight. Politically, it is likely that he is as opposite to my 1960s ‘liberalism’ as can be. Yet we seem to get along wonderfully. Perhaps because we really do not speak of such things.
And that is almost certainly for the best and a necessity that we not speak of such things, as I love him dearly.
I must make it back to that high ground between the Marais des Cygnes River, 110 Mile Creek, and Dragoon River valleys sooner than later.