Today is the anniversary of my birth, at Middlesex (No, there is no hidden meaning there) County Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at 11:45 AM. 7 pounds 8 ounces and healthy.
I was baptized at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. I've always thought there was something strangely ... prophetic about that.
We moved to Chicago when I was 6 months old and didn't have much to say about anything that happened to me, unless, of course, I was late being fed.
I grew up on the Southwest Side of Chicago, went to Catholic Schools, joined the Marines at 17 years of age, served in Viet Nam, got married at 25, divorced at 30, and married the second time at age 31. That one took.
I have been 'doing' computers for the last 26 years, painting for just under a year and blogging every day for this, the year of 2008.
Those are the highlights. There are a myriad of details that would fill in those highlights - it's those details that make me who and what I am - but there isn't enough time between now and 12:01 AM when this post will publish to cover all that. I could sit here for MONTHS and not get THAT job done.
If you have questions you would like to ask me during this week, I will do my best to answer on Saturday. I cannot promise to answer every question, but every question WILL be acknowledged. To the extent I can, should you ask a question I cannot or will not answer, I'll do my best to tell you why the question is unanswered.
The lovely, and I do mean lovely, Nan Sheppard has given me an award. I will display the award tomorrow, and pass it along to some really, really special people.
Y'all have a nice day and