This is the 13th year of writing these annual reflections for my birthday: soberness, aloneness/solitude, and recommendations for books, music, and podcasts.
Turning 13 Years Old
I ended last year’s post writing about Kylie’s new found independence: walking around downtown or the mall without me right beside her, talking more with her friends in her room than with me, and so forth. This past year, that independence has really taken off.
A reflection on my birthday about another difficult year, plus book and music recommendations for the winter.
Turning 12 Years Old
The predictions I make in these birthday posts have almost become a jinx of Kylie’s life, and my own.
A tough year with more challenges ahead as COVID rears its ugly head once again. Through it all, the fire
> After getting her own phone last year for her birthday, she has spent more time
discovering things for herself than
41 - All Fired Up
Last year, I wrote about walking into the fire. It seems like such a long time ago after what has happened in the world. For me, it feels even longer. Needless to say, it has not been a good year.
40 - Amor Fati
I started this year with The Great Eastern Sun and I’m starting my 40th year by walking into the fire.
Turning 9 Years Old
> She is quite determined to discover the real truth and verify that I know what I
am talking about.
39 - A Resting Leaf
> By finding that balance between work and my personal life, everything feels like
it is coming together for me. It