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Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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Birthday reflections
I turn 61 in two weeks, which means that forty years ago was my 21st birthday. I don't know how you spent your 21st birthday, but I spent mine Scouting. The day before, my Dad and I attended an IU football game, then he delivered me out to camp for an Order of the Arrow weekend. I helped keep the Vigil with new Vigil Honor candidates that night. My 21st birthday was on a Sunday (just like this year), and back then bars weren't open on Sundays at all. Not only was it a Sunday, it was World Communion Sunday, as it turns out. This was back when Methodists celebrated communion four times a year, as long as someone made them. And I remember regretting missing out on communion more than missing out on getting to buy my first legal beer. And that's kind of been the story of my life. No regrets.
Aw, how cute.

The mind reels.

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