It's my birthday today. By rights, the candles on the cake should spell out "O-L-D." (Actually the cake was discreet and delicious, my birthday celebration as lovely as anyone could ask, at my brother and sister-in-law's, surrounded by loved ones—including dear Mom, in from Massachusetts, which was a treat.) Time is a cheat, though, for sure. Not only does it keep up its inexorable march, year upon year, when you just wish it would hold off and take a break from time to time, but it actually seems to accelerate, as each year becomes incrementally a smaller percentage of a life.
Maybe buy yourself a present today, to help support my little website? Okay, that's this month's mention.