a short message from the birthday boy

Since my youth, God, you have taught me,    and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray,    do not forsake me, my God,till I declare your power to the next generation,    your mighty acts to all who are to come. Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,    you who have done great things.    Who is like you, …

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grateful for the birthday boy (dad turns 91)

I understand that people have birthdays all the time. Once a year, like it or not, we all get to add another hashmark to the cumulative tally. Getting older is a routine, run-of-the-mill occurrence. Getting to celebrate ninety-one, however, is worth a humdinger of a shoutout every time. We're talking waking up 33,237 mornings in …

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