Left Coast Voices

"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

Turning Fifty – A Personal Post

This week, Mrs Blogs received her invitation to join the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). While she has no intention of retiring just yet, this does signify that tomorrow she will celebrate her 50th birthday. A landmark, and one quite surreal when you don’t look or act middle-aged, let alone as a retiree. I still remember like it was yesterday when we…

When I share my prolificity at book signings and author’s panels, people ask how I manage to write, maintain a full time job and be an involved and committed father. My usual answer is that sleep is overrated and I have a very understanding wife.

Katherine Lanpher has her own take on turning 50.

Even our President has something to say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PegIGAZEZ5E

But I just want to share how lucky I am to be with a partner who is so supportive, so optimistic, so unique. It makes everything in life possible.

Happy 50th, Boobie.

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Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/and on Twitter (#alonshalevsf).

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