Question 182 of 365: What is the benefit of an extreme position?

Image via Wikipedia Carnivals were a common occurrence during my childhood. The Blossom time parade and carnival over memorial day was perhaps the most memorable. Every year it meant something else. For a while, it meant games and prizes. For one year (before I realized that roller coasters made me …

Question 74 of 365: What do we do with another notch in the belt?

Image by Flyinace2000 via Flickr I turn one year older today. And as my brother’s fiance kept telling me, all of the special birthdays are gone. All of the ones that mean something in and of themselves. No bar mitzvahs,quinceaneras, driving privileges, voting abilities, or drinking allowances left (not that …