Back to the future

Yes, today is my birthday, 37 trips around the sun.  Or as my grandpa would say, 37 “years of age.”  I was busy in the work retreat all week so I am a little behind on these entries.  I hope to catch up soon, so plan to see some back-dated entries for the days that I have missed this week.

I woke up this morning to a dozen or more birthday greetings on Facebook, to say nothing of email greeting, and cards and well-wishes I received yesterday.  Its a reminder of how lucky I am to have so many good friends and family, and that’s a nice think to think about as you tick off another year.

Today, I’m really just looking forward to getting back home and seeing Kelly.  My flight is at 9:30 am (Pacific) and I’m scheduled to arrive in the Washington area around 5:30 pm.  The car to the airport is picking me up at 7:45 am.  I upgraded my seats (it’s an A320, so first class is a really small–a total of 8 seats I think) but at least I can stretch out a bit.  I was going to try and do some work on the “March” story but I may instead try to finish reading Traffic.  Only a few days left in the month and then April begins my usual Isaac Asimov month, which I am really beginning to look forward to.

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About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.