Happy Birthday, Curmudgeon

Tomorrow is my birthday. I guess what that really means is that I have successfully gone 365 more days without something shuffling me off this mortal coil. When you think about it, that is a quite an accomplishment. There are thousands of ways I could have died this year, but I escaped them all. Did […]


Birthday Candles A Hot Button Issue In Australia (Get it? Hot because of the flame on the candles?)

There is nothing as exciting to a child as a birthday. You get the presents. You’re friends are there strictly to honor you. There’s party games and fun. The thing everyone looks forward to the most, though, is that cake. Nothing says birthday like tiny flames on top of a baked treat. Before everyone gets […]

My Wife’s Birthday

In honor of my wife’s birthday, I have written an extra special haiku just for her. I hope ancient Japanese forms of poetry count as a gift.     My Wife’s Birthday Happy Birthday, wife of mine Cake and candles and…. uh…..gifts… It’s the thought that counts? Related Articles Piece of Cake: Why Cakes are […]