Sunday, July 30, 2017

State of the Tavern Keeper - Fifty Years Old - What a Glorious, Horrible Milestone (and a challenge)

Yep, I turn 50 years old today. Which is glorious, as I thought for sure at least twice prior (9-11 and latter with Hodgkin's Lymphoma) there was a good chance I wouldn't see 40, let alone 50. Ah glorious 50!

Then it hits me. I'm fucking 50. Time to sign up for AARP and senior discounts. Except that shit, I've already been offered senior discounts! Damn it. I don't want to get old.

Well, except that the alternative to not getting old is simply dying and that's an option I'd like to defer as long as possible. I've got stuff to accomplish.

Now, in the midst of all this, +James Spahn decides to offer me a challenge. Something that will require focus and regular writing (that isnt blog writing - or it may be that too) and in the end should result in something unique for the community.
And so it came to pass that Spahn offered a distraction to the old beard and it was good. With said distraction came responsibility and an end goal, one that, should it be achieved, would be very satisfying. Such it came to be on the thirtieth day of our Fathers in the month of Heyannir thirty-seven years after the old beard's eyes were opened.


  1. I am proud of all that you have already accomplished with our hobby and I am glad to call you my friend. Very best wishes to you for an enjoyable day today, my dear fellow. See you Thursday for our next-to-last Benchleydale session =)

  2. Happy birthday, hoss! I'm only 7 years (and change) behind you. Looking forward to hearing more about that special project.

  3. Just a number. I hit 56 on Friday. As long as you have family and friends and hobbies, it's all good.

  4. I take it the challenge has something to do Spahn's new Norse mythology White Box project.

    And I went to a great aunt's 90th birthday party. She still does a ton of gardening and quilting and other things she loves, so I guess age is just a number. Since I just turned 47 a couple of weeks ago (does that mean I'm officially pushing 50 now?), I try to take some comfort in that.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday my friend! I turned 50 last September.


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