happy birthdays

William Trevor is 85 today.

“Shame isn't bad, her voice from somewhere else insists. Nor the humility that is its gift.” 
― William Trevor, "Cheating at Canasta"


Bob Dylan is 72. 

"Ah, but I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now." Bob Dylan, "My Back Pages"


polio legs

(thanks to David in LA)

When your obituary begins "Waffle House lost a loyal customer on April 30, 2013" and includes your battle with feline leukemia and your kin, Piji the piji, Spooker McDougal, amd Poodle Pump, well, you know you've lived a full life. Rest in Peace, Toni Larroux