Havin’ a Good Time

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Yesterday it was my birthday
I hung one more year on the line
I should be depressed
My life’s a mess
But I’m having a good time

Paul Simon, Havin’ a Good Time*

Sometimes a songwriter scores a bull’s-eye, connecting a lyric with an emotional state (mine, in this case). Yesterday was my birthday, and I had more than a good time. I had a great time, thanks to my daughter, my girlfriend and her son. Truly an epic celebration. But birthdays are (for me, anyway) a time for reflection, self-assessment, and an opportunity to ponder where I’ve been, where I’m going, and how I’m planning to get there. As such, I thought I’d share with the TTAG Armed Intelligentsia some of what I came up with yesterday.

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 [HTML1] Yesterday it was my birthday I hung one more year on the line I should be depressed My life’s a mess But I’m having a good time — Paul…

Thoughts on Lennon. And Marx.

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Yesterday was John Lennon’s birthday. I know, because they celebrated the in Shreveport, with a rooftop concert at noon, and an evening concert/potluck supper. This got me to thinking back…