May 5th, 2004

Happy 195th!

Thanks for sharing your day with me, namesake. We were a day off in our calculations, but the strawberry shortcake still made us stronger.

I read an interview with you to celebrate:
The working classes remain poor amid the increase of wealth, wretched amid the increase of luxury. Their material privation dwarfs their moral as well as their physical stature. They cannot rely on others for a remedy. It has become then with them an imperative necessity to take their own case in hand. They must revive the relations between themselves and the capitalists and landlords, and that means they must transform society.
And I thought of your tastefully compact birthplace in Trier.

But Mike Mosher drew it a lot better than I can say it:

MVPs by Mike Mosher

Art is the THG of the proletariat. And, if we're lucky the _____ [Please fill in the ultimate consonant of your choice here] _____ of the proletariat as well.

Love is all around, Charlie. Bulk up.

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Driving Home

It's not much, but the not-much is sometimes what matters most. When I see those palm trees approaching Ina, it never fails to make me happy. Because I know I'm almost home.

Approaching Ina

Home is where my heart is. You can almost feel the joy in my fingers on the wheel.

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Birthday Dinner

Thanks for a great birthday, you two, celebrated not one day early but two:

Birthday Dinner

I'm going to miss you terribly while I'm gone.

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