Happy birthday to my personal Uber/Travel Agent/Concierge

Happy birthday to my personal Uber/Travel Agent/Concierge

My sister Kathy spent the week leading up to her 54th birthday helping my mom and I finalize details for a trip Kathy isn't even taking. She will be driving us to the airport, though, and picking us up, and hosting us the night before our flight. She's basically our personal Uber/Travel Agent/Concierge Service. I [...]

A billion beams of sunlight and a shining birthday boy

A billion beams of sunlight and a shining birthday boy

Today, at 11:15 (UTC) an astronomical phenomenon will occur that will result in 99% of the earth's population experiencing sunlight. Also, today at 11:37 (CST) Charlie Biskupic turns 35-years old. Coincidence? Hardly. I think the whole world should be sunny on the day my oldest son celebrates his birthday. It sure felt that way the [...]

A good ball of love

A good ball of love

A handmade card I received with my chocolate chip pancakes set the tone for my mid-week, mid-ish decade, mid-century birthday. "Have a good ball of love," it read and, lucky me, I did. My ball of love grew like an April snowball in Wisconsin, shaped by pudgy fingers and delivered with joy. By the end [...]