Many thanks to friends, readers, family and beyond for all of the wonderful birthday wishes, gifts, greetings, cards, and words of wisdom this week.
My old friend Patrick, who’s currently in Detroit touring with My Fair Lady, had a huge bouquet of flowers delivered.
One dear woman I’ve met only online told of how, when she turned 70, a friend a decade her senior, “spoke of her aging process in the following way: ‘When I was in my 60’s I had a wonderful decade, but when I turned 70 life became kind of hard because I was learning how to be old but when I turned 80 it was much easier because I had learned to be old.”
Then there was my little brother Joe, who texted, “Happy Birthday, you brazen hussy!”
Joe is a 40-year veteran of the punk scene as well as the founder, lead singer and songwriter of the band The Queers.
We had a long zoom chat the other day, yukking it up about our childhoods on the NH coast, reminisching about our drinking years, and and giving thanks for having followed our respective callings, the result being our next…Conversation with an Artist! A glimpse of my family…hope you like it.