Topping the Cake

With my wife sick on her birthday, we put off the birthday cake until tonight. I made a Cherry Garcia-based cake and then started the icing.



Here is 4 tbs butter, 1/3 cup milk, and 6 marshmallows. Going to be good!



Mix in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup chocolate.


Then top it off! All it needs are the candles. Happy belated birthday, Babe.

A Happy Birthday


It is a real blessing to have a family and another year to spend with them. For my birthday, we’re playing with trains.

Today, to celebrate the day I and many others were born, I want to give to you a share of my happiness. And, in the immortal words of Bill and Ted,

Be excellent to each other!


Happy Birthday, Loveless!

Twenty years ago today, my all-time favorite album was released to the world, obliterating the sonic mold that gave birth to it.  It spawned hundreds of copycats, but none that could handle the sonic onslaught, the shimmering vocals, and epic scale.

“Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine

Personally, I love that it feels otherworldly and incredibly personal. It transports me to my youth and young love and laying in the grass, dreaming through the clouds.