Happy birthday, Linz. May you continue to be loveable, infuriating, admirable, impossible, sweet, sour, benevolent, misanthropic, endearing, exasperating, liberal, tyrannical, moderate, radical, straightforward, Machiavellian, reactionary, revolutionist -- and all round good man with a heart made of marshmallow.
Barbara didnít leave anything for me to say. But that never stopped me! While I only know you from your imprint in cyberspace, itís a mighty noticeable and unique presence - even when youíre quiet. Hmmm, you must have stage experience to project like that. In any case, Iíve been enjoying your hospitality. Happy Birthday, Mr. P.
I noticed your hope for a 100th birthday to celebrate. It's an old Polish tradition to wish the birthday boy or girl a "sto lat". You wouldn't have any of that proud Polish blood pumping through your veins by any chance?
A very happy birthday to our fabulous founder: That scourge of socialists; that plunderer of postmodernists: that irritator of irrationalists; that negator of nihilists and nanny-statists. That ruler of reason and potentate of passion. Long Live Linz. Mayest thou reign for a thousand years. Paul M. Kay
Thank you, Chris & all, for your good wishes. As to my age, suffice it to say that celebrating my 100th, as per Adam's wish, is still some way off, even allowing for the fact that I was 40 when I was born.