Happy Birthday to Me

June 9, 2003? I suppose you know best but I remember some powerful writing about 9/11. I thought you started blogging soon after that.

Posted by Linda P. at June 11, 2009 11:59 AM

Good call. Actually, I did but off of another site. You can see some pages in May of 2002 @ the wayback machine, but there were others before that which are now lost.

Posted by vanderleun at June 11, 2009 12:10 PM

Happy Blogiversary, Gerard.

Here's to the next 5,6 - whatever.

Just keep 'em comin'.

Posted by Cathy at June 11, 2009 1:43 PM

Congratulations and thanks for your efforts!

Posted by Milwaukee Mike at June 11, 2009 2:14 PM

I wouldn't miss my daily, sometimes thrice daily ("I wonder if he's added something."), visits even if I had significant cramps and a bad rash.

Posted by Lance de Boyle at June 11, 2009 2:21 PM

Time flies when you're having fun!

Posted by Eric Blair at June 11, 2009 2:38 PM

Happy Birthday.
Here is to many more.

Posted by ac halle at June 11, 2009 3:32 PM

Congrats, and thanks for the great reading.

Posted by Andy at June 11, 2009 3:36 PM

Thanks for the memories, Gerard, and many happy returns of the day. I'm looking forward to the future. Why do I check in almost daily?

Because (wait for it):

"I gots to know!"

Posted by mezzrow at June 11, 2009 3:41 PM

Many, many happy returns of this day. Yes, it is a selfish Birthday wish from me, but then I am a giddy girl in the presence of a well-turned phrase, a glimpse of beauty, a haunted memory.

More, please?


Posted by Joan of Argghh! at June 11, 2009 4:09 PM

Congrats and happy birthday, you fine wordsmith, you! Peace be with you.

Posted by Kerry at June 11, 2009 4:47 PM

Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I do feel lucky. Happy birthday.

Posted by Morenuancedthanyou at June 11, 2009 7:09 PM

Good on ye!

Keep on keeping on, sir. Happy, oh happy day to you.

Posted by TmjUtah at June 11, 2009 7:42 PM

The link at the end of the comments says AMERICAN DIGEST :HOME. Well, maybe not quite exactly home, but certainly a place that I stop by every day, and a place where I can count on reading or seeing something that will make me glad I did stop by.

Posted by Pete Madsen at June 11, 2009 9:10 PM

Let me throw my congrats into the mix.

Still don't know how you can stand the mental attitude of the Queen Anne area, though.

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at June 11, 2009 9:54 PM

Callooh! Callay! Hooray! Hooray!
Forever, and ever, amen.

Posted by Deborah at June 11, 2009 10:30 PM

Happy Blog Birthday, Gerard.

Posted by rickl at June 11, 2009 11:25 PM

The covers of this book are too close together. Keep going.

Posted by sippican at June 12, 2009 4:48 AM

Thanks for the time and thoughts that you put into the site!

Posted by Dave J at June 12, 2009 10:50 AM

You are most welcome. As are all my valued readers.

Posted by vanderleun at June 12, 2009 11:07 AM

Happy blogday, and thanks for the daily must-read, Gerard!

Posted by Velociman at June 12, 2009 11:30 AM

Your wordsmithing abilities are amazing. Congrads!

Posted by dave at June 12, 2009 11:49 AM

Tip of the old chapeau. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Carl H. at June 12, 2009 12:01 PM

Congratulations on your anniversary. I appreciate your blog.

Posted by Scott M. at June 13, 2009 3:02 AM