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Saturday, June 08, 2002

Stopping Time

I've been thinking a lot today about my friend Doug Gardner. When he died on 9/11, he was less than one month shy of his 40th birthday. Lisa and I had just gotten our invitation to the party Jennifer was going to throw for him. Doug was one year ahead of me in school, and eight months older on the calendar. Today I am older than Doug will ever be. He'll always be 39, like Jack Benny. My dad told me about Jack Benny. My dad died when he was 54. With luck, one day I'll be older then my father, too.

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Self-indulgent Birthday Wish

Forty years ago, my mom was nervous about having a baby. The Berlin Wall had just gone up and Cold War tensions were high. Mom wasn't sure she should bring another life into such a troubled world. My dad used to tease me that she had been right, but I hear from reliable sources that he was pretty damn glad when I arrived on June 8, 1962.

A Present

OK, I'm not really giving myself Radio as a birthday present, I'm just pulling the trigger on the purchase because my free trial is almost up. Coincidence is not causality. But I'm buying the blogging software that has powered the first month of this site. In the next few days, I'll review it here.

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