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2-09-08 - 63 years ago today in Fort Worth, Texas, in Harris Hospital, my dear mother gave birth to me and for that I am most grateful. And out of that gratitude various thoughts arise.
Like today also makes three years since I've taken a puff off a joint. No big deal. Today I'm an even more useful supporter of MPP and advocate for an end to the confused and cruel persecution of pot smokers and dealers - among persecutions I oppose.
Anyone wishing to make a belated birthday donation, I'm eager to replace my laptop whose motherboard suddenly died yesterday. Gone beyond. See how to donate.
How far have I come in these six point three decades? Not very. I was born in Tarrant County and now live in Tarrant's barn.
I'll tell you a bit about my family. Uncle Abe on my father's side disappeared. He was really out there but knew how to pull it off. Abe - we called him A for short.
Like A was the first person I ever heard who claimed he was a woman trapped in a man's body. On top of that he said she was a gay transvestite. As a result he wore snappy men's clothes and was always dating the finest women.
A was so weird. He was rich and generous but always had a frustrating way of expressing it. I didn't complain but one Christmas - not that long ago actually - he sent me a thousand dollar gift certificate - to a dollar store. That was the last I heard of him.
A was never satisfied with things as usual. I remember when he quit drinking he joined AA. Said it made him feel twice the man. But A said AA was too slow so he started the twenty-four step program. Their motto was "Two steps at a time." And you could graduate when you got through the top step. Then you'd go to triple A which he said was better because they had free towing.
I've lost track of A but I got a hunch and there are some organizations whose rosters I want to check to see if he's still among us. Here's the list in case you know anyone in one of them:
American Association for the
Advancement of Atheism
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