• Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

    advent journal: the double nickel manifesto

    by  • December 12, 2011 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I had not intended to publish a manifesto today, or any day for that matter, but this post at brainpickings.com set me to thinking what my manifesto would be at this juncture of my existence. Before I could begin to answer that question, however, I wanted to figure out exactly what a manifesto was....

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    marking time

    by  • December 28, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Yesterday this blog turned five years old — and my MacBook started acting up, which made it difficult to write. Such is life. Thanks for being a part of the conversation. Peace,Milton

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    advent journal: happy to be here

    by  • December 12, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    In my reading earlier in the week, Madeleine L’Engle (on a page I can’t find now) talked about the necessary structure of life giving us freedom. She used poetry in general, and the sonnet in particular, to make her point: the boundaries of the form create the space to move freely. I’ve had my...

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    advent journal: birthday musical interlude

    by  • December 12, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Since I share a birthday with Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Connelly, Emerson Fittipaldi, Tracy Kidder, Dickey Betts, Edvard Munch, John Jay, Gustave Fluabert, and Dionne Warwick, among others, this song feels appropriately celebratory. Peace,Milton

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    advent journal: what the heart sees

    by  • December 14, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Here in Brasher-Cunninghamland, birthdays are full of surprises. I never know what the day will hold (or even the night before) until it arrives, and even then it unfolds a few hours at a time. When we pulled up in front of the Playmakers Repertory Company to see The Little Prince, one of my...

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    advent journal: the joy book club

    by  • December 12, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Ginger did two things for me today to begin my birthday celebration a day early: she arranged for us to go bowling with friends (isn’t 52 the Rented Shoe Birthday?) and she gave me the afternoon to read. Between cooking and blogging, I haven’t been reading much, so an afternoon with a book was...

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    cheese plate communion

    by  • May 10, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    It was a perfect night. The four of us sat around the iron table on the patio of La Hacienda and shared an evening filled with wonderful Mexican food, frozen margaritas, friendship, laughter, and stories – all a part of our celebration of Ginger’s birthday. It was not the only food of the day....

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    advent journal: many happy returns

    by  • December 13, 2007 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    Growing up in Africa meant growing up with a number of British friends whose traditional birthday greeting was, “Many happy returns.” I was never really sure what it meant other than I was pretty sure they were wishing me a happy birthday. Tonight I learned it means, “Have many more happy days, especially birthdays.”...

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    advent journal: a heart with wings

    by  • December 13, 2006 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    The first event of my birthday was Ginger giving me a t-shirt that read: “fifty is the new thirty.” I then had a wonderful breakfast with Ginger and both sets of our parents at Percy’s Place in Plymouth, a wonderful breakfast cafe that boasts the biggest breakfast menu in New England and has good...

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    advent journal: you say it’s your birthday

    by  • December 12, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I’m minutes away from completing my fiftieth year on the planet. I would like to anticipate that moment by paying homage to those with whom I share a birthday: 1673 Ahmed III 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30) 1745 John Jay diplomat (NY-Governor) 1792 Alexandros Ypsilanti Greek resistance fighter 1805 Henry Wells founder (American Express Company...

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