I should have given this toast at my thirtieth birthday party

Saturday is my birthday. I’ll be 31 years old. Somewhere around the age of 25 my birthday started to feel less like a momentous occasion to celebrate, and more like one more day in the inevitable march towards old age. Of all my birthdays, I took 25 the hardest. I saw myself as halfway toContinue reading “I should have given this toast at my thirtieth birthday party”

Quick quotes, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

It’s time to throw yourself a party! A big spectacular party with a theme, and decor, and a nice meal, and a good bottle of wine. If you 4th of July barbecued this week, that kind of counts. But my guess is if you worked on Thursday, that Wednesday started to feel like a letdown!Continue reading “Quick quotes, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

Friday kudos, wine for your weekend, and the real possibility of failure

An interesting thing happens at the end of the school year. Each year a handful of students that didn’t care a lick about school for the entire year, when suddenly faced with the real possibility of failure, wants to know what they can do to bring their grade up. And the answer is, often times,Continue reading “Friday kudos, wine for your weekend, and the real possibility of failure”