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Seeing the World from Both Oculars-- a Bananaslug's Journal

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"Sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt..." Yesterday was my 57th birthday, and the 22nd of May was the anniversary of my wife's 29th birthday. Hah. You can't get me to spill that, so don't try.

I was talking to Dave Freer, noted science fiction and fantasy author, and the illustrious Doctor Monkey, earlier today, and he noted that I've nearly doubled the "use by" date from the 1960s..."never trust anybody over 30."

I never thought, in 1969, that I would ever live to 2009. I never thought the world would still be here...I figured that Neville Schute's On The Beach scenario was the likeliest...or maybe A Boy and His Dog (Harlan wrote great stuff back then). Now, in 2009 all I want to do is to live long enough to get all the writing I have in my head out on paper-- or at least on dancing electrons.

I'd be happy to live a lot longer...maybe at least another 57 years.

At least I have remembered the last 27 years pretty well. Before that, it gets kinda hazy (grin-- thanks to Tim McGraw for the image).

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Happy B'day!

I decided to stay 22 so more people will trust me.

And a big congrats to you since I just pased 57.5 :D I'll heartily agree with your thoughts about 2009. Mind you, the road from 1969 to here ended up being considerably more bumpy and detour-prone than I'd ever imagined; *wry grin* I reckon that's what I get for going into such a "sporting" area as aerospace.

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