First of all, thanks to all who sent birthday greetings, I am overwhelmed with humility to have the love and friendship of so many great people.
Spent the morning driving up to The Berkshires with my fifteen year old. Once there went to Pittsfield with his big sister, his niece (his sister's daughter and my granddaughter) and his nephew (my big brother's son and my grandson) where we had lunch and then stood and walked in the cold wind and rain holding a sign protesting GMOs along with a bunch of others holding similar signs. It felt great to take part even if the numbers of participants should have been much greater. It's time for the kinds of million people crowds we had on The Washington Mall back in the days of fighting for Civil Rights and against The Viet Nam War.
After an ice cream cone with my daughter and oldest son at my favorite ice cream place, SoCo in Great Barrington, I had a kiddie size but with a little bit of three flavors—Elvis (banana and peanut butter), Pumpkin Chip and Ginger—took a little nap and joined my daughter and my youngest son and grandson at The Gypsy Joynt in Great Barrington to hear my oldest son play bass with Jordan Weller and The Feathers. Danced pretty much to every song from 9PM to midnight. Now writing this and going to sleep. Life is good and for that I am very grateful.