This Year, I’ll Keep Checking the Horizon

7 Jun

meh“Where does the time go when it’s not around here?”

Barenaked Ladies asked that thought-provoking question back in 1994 in their song “Great Provider.”

It’s a question I ask a lot. Too often, really. Today, as I turn 39, I’m asking it again.

Where did the last year go? It seems like only yesterday that I turned 38. And yet, not much has changed.

Longtime readers know that I always use this space on my birthday for a sort of “state of the state” blog post. Over the years, I’ve definitely had my good years and my not as good ones.

This year … Well, suffice it to say, I just don’t feel like continuing the tradition this year, or doing anything too celebratory.

Instead, I’m going to let Colin Hay, former lead singer of Men at Work, tell you how I’m feeling. His song, “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin,” pretty much sums it up.

Happy birthday to me. I hope the next year is better than the last one was.

4 Responses to “This Year, I’ll Keep Checking the Horizon”


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