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.


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...


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

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

  3. Happy birthday, tavern keeper! Cheers!!

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

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


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