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It’s that time of year, prompting me to dust off my favorite birthday card. My granddaughter Addy served as both copywriter and designer of the card.

In the spirit of full disclosure, she crafted this card some time ago, and I have posted about it before.

Still, if TBS can show “It’s A Wonderful Life” every year on Christmas Day, I figure I can recast Addy’s words every Nov. 14.


Birthday card drawn in orange crayon


Life is better than fiction.

Not only does “it keep going on,” but life is pretty darn good. My family surrounds me with love and bad puns. The photo below at the Agency’s 30th anniversary party shows my oldest son and Addy’s dad, Otis, in the back row with daughter Grace, in the front row, son Elliot on my far left with my wife and my little brother — still my little brother even though he’s taller — at my side.


Family portrait, with balloons


My parents are still enjoying a relatively active life, devoting a chunk of time to The Child Language Center developed by the Scottish Rite. This photo shows Heather and me with my parents in Singapore walking Haji Lane when we celebrated an Asia Pacific milestone for the Agency.


Family portrait on the streets of Singapore


We have an eclectic group of friends who value conversation, food and laughter.

No question, the pandemic has shadowed 2020 with tragedy. On the positive side, the guy in the White House will soon be moving on to browner pastures.

Yes, life keeps going on.




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