Cricket's Notebook "About 4 August"

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Cricket's Notebook

"...About 4 August"

FROM: Mikey DiLoreto [mikeydiloreto@gmail.com]

Its your birthday. I hope to keep saying Happy Birthday for many more years.

Sent: Sat 8/4/2012 9:40 AM
From:TANNICONE@aol.com

Hope you have a very happy birthday today. Congrats on one million viewer, too~

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From: Jeremy Bird, BarackObama.com

To: Erica

President Obama's 51st birthday is coming up this Saturday, August 4th.

Hi Larry,

You and President Obama have the same birthday!

Erica

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FROM:
Kip Crosby [Kip Crosby [panterazero@gmail.com]]

Ghod, Starkov, you go from strength to strength. A millionth hit, a new book, and an 80th birthday. May you never cease to impress. (Parenthetically, somewhere in here is the 50th anniversary of the day you and I met.)

Thank you for teaching me that writing every day was the writing that mattered. I still do it or try, although 99% of it isn't for publication, but that's fine too.

Thank you for teaching me that the most ballyhooed writing was not often the writing that would last.

Thank you for teaching me that in the theater, excellence and ticket price were very often reciprocals.

Thank you for teaching me that if a book was important enough by your own lights, you could publish it your own damn self.? Half the world seems to know that now and to varying effect, but we were pioneers.

Thank you for teaching me about technical mimeography, knowledge that I still enjoy though it's long out of use.

"History may never repeat itself but there is no gainsaying its fondness for close affinities." My son Flynn is the same age now that you were when you and I met. His passions are theater (BA Theater Arts UC Santa Cruz '10), books in general, and science fiction in particular. Whaddayaknow.

Happy birthday, old man, from a slightly less old man.

/KC


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