Extraordinary birthdays

There are few extraordinary birthdays – when adding a digit to your age in childhood (often a once in a lifetime occurrence); when transitioning from teen into adulthood; and when reaching that half-century mark. I spent my 50th birthday with my firstborn, frolicking in rainbow dust and liquid sunshine, and jumping in kaleidoscope puddles of […]

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Color me rad: Rawking 50

This weekend I had a birthday party with more than 5,000 of my best buds. To celebrate my 5oth (that’s Five Zero), my daughter and I traveled to my childhood home of Knoxville, TN to participate in a Color Me Rad 5K run. Or, as the emcee said, it was more of a walk. Very […]

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50 is the new cat lady

I was talking with my dad recently about meeting for lunch to celebrate my 50th birthday in two weeks. He was reluctant to mention which birthday it is. It’s really weird saying it out loud… “I’m turning 50 years old.” (I think my parents are also having a difficult time reconciling the fact that their […]

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