November 6th, 2011

shizuko and seiji are friends

Dept. of Nataldalia

People Keep on Getting Born and Having Birthdays

Happy birthday, one day late, to erikvolson, he of beer o'clock Thursdays, peripatetic work schedules and a lovely smile. How come we're in the same city, mostly, and never see each other?

Happy birthday, right on the money, to carnyjack, one of my oldest friends in Chicago; a man who knows the value of fine cognac, good conversation, the occasional and treasured bon mot, and carnival glass. May your coming year be filled with improvements of all types, and be, in general, most excellent for you; I am so glad I know you.