This past week has been a series of surprise visits from former students, good times with my loved ones, continued creativity and many beautiful things to look at and enjoy. In addition, I received a really fun piece of 1950s kitsch in the mail from a very sweet blog fan. Many thanks to P.L. Kicklighter for that. Tomorrow is my 40th birthday. If you had told me at 20 that my life would be this colorful, energetic and filled with activity 20 years down the line, I wouldn't have spent so much of my time worrying about what my future would hold. Here's to the first 40... and the next 40. Onward.