Yep, it was my birthday

by James Wigderson | November 22, 2015 10:44 am

Just a moment to thank everyone for the kind birthday wishes you sent yesterday. Friends and family, thanks for remembering. To those of you who stopped by Facebook to wish me a happy birthday because you read my work, I appreciate the birthday sentiments, too, because they remind me that my work reaches people beyond just the headlines scrawling through the feed.
I had a nice, if quiet, birthday yesterday. A birthday apple pie (America!) from Sally’s Sweet Shoppe. Birthday wishes from the family. Shoveling snow with my daughter. Scraping out my car without a snow scraper with my son. Hunting for dinner after the planned takeout restaurant closed while I was scraping out my car. Ordering Chinese take-out, and then buying a snow scraper with my son while waiting for our food. Laughing with my son as we both remembered something Jeremy Clarkson said about a monkey. Listening to my wife and daughter describe the two-hour marathon concert I was mercifully spared. (No, I have no desire to listen to a children’s choir sing We Are the World.) Finally, some quiet time after everyone went to bed, watching a comedian explain why he won’t go back to Starbucks (it had nothing to do with red cups).

As I write this on Sunday morning, the house is quiet. I had some leftover Chinese food and some apple pie (America!) for breakfast.The coffee is warm and good. I’m listening to a Ricochet podcast while doing research for a possible magazine article. Later the kids and I will visit friends who live along the Christmas Parade route downtown.

Life is not bad. The roof is sound and so is the family underneath it. That’s enough of a birthday present for me. Thank you so much for your well-wishes on my birthday. May all of your birthdays be shared with loved ones, and thank you for continuing to read my columns. And follow my writer’s page on Facebook[1] to get the latest published articles.

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What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?

  • Seeing the family (29%, 10 Votes)
  • leftovers (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Stuffing (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Turkey (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Pumpkin pie (11%, 4 Votes)
  • Playing with the electric carving knife (9%, 3 Votes)
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