― It was my birthday yesterday. I’ve now completed the first year of my second quarter century. My goodness, I’m getting old! I had a great time, so much so that I’ve still not fully recovered. This is just a brief post to thank people for the numerous messages I got, directly, by email or on Facebook. There are so many that it would take me at least a week to thank everyone personally. You know how valued you all are, how important you are to me. ∙ I’m now twenty-six; I have at last [...].