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Sunday, July 29, 2018

State of the Tavern Keeper - July 29th, 2018 - You Say it My Birthday, But Not for Another Few Hours...



Tomorrow, in a few short hours, I turn 51. For some reason, turning 51 has more meaning to me than turning 50.

Why?

As I turn 51, its the first birthday that I am truly a member of Team Frog God.

As I turn 51, I have added a moderately successful daily podcast to the mix.

As I turn 51, I no longer see myself primarily as a cop, or retired cop, but an active and contributing member of the OSR. I am forever grateful and humbled by the community that has formed around The Tavern.

As I turn 51, I suddenly have an understanding of my own mortality. Being a cop, at least a successful one usually means believing in your own immortality. I no longer have that illusion clouding my vision, and each day is more precious with my new clarity.

I started blogging at the age of 42, a few months short of my 43rd birthday. For the handful that have been around all that time, I am in your debt. For those that have joined the ride along the way, know that I plan on continuing doing what I've been doing over the past few years, just more so. 

As for another 51 years...






6 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your blog. From Ronnie Knauss

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  2. Happy birthday Erik! Congrats on such a successful year.

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  3. Thanks for adding so much to the OSR community!!

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  4. Happy birthday, tavern keeper! Cheers!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Erik! Keep on Blogging and keep on rolling the dice!

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  6. Happy late birthday, and you are younger than I thought you were! (That's a good thing!)

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