Friday, February 12, 2021

Year of The Ox

Today there is cause for's also my birthday. 

February 12, 2021 is the beginning of the Chinese New Year of The Ox, as well as being the birthday of such notable personages as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and my favorite voice actress, the one and only Tara Strong. 

I also wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge Black History Month, something I feel it behooves us all to do and to look into further. Some amazing people have done some fantastic things and you should know about them. 

Promoting the concept of Yin Yang I must also note the passing of several extraordinary talents from stage, screen, sports, and beyond including Christopher Plummer, Cicely Tyson, Cloris Leachman, Hank Aaron, and Larry King, just to name some of the personalities we have lost in 2021. 

Yesterday was the birthday of my friend Dave Cotton, who passed away last June. Dave has been mentioned many, many times on this blog as he was a sweet guy and a creative powerhouse. I miss him terribly and this was the first time in 10 years we didn't discuss how close our birthdays are to each other. 

Strange what you remember isn't it?

Yes, last but not least it is my birthday today. Ugh. I have never been particularly fond of the day and although I was starting to get over that in recent years, 2020 has kind of reset my disinterest in making a big deal about it. Hopefully I can push past the feeling and enjoy it. 

Quoting my good friend (and incidentally my ex-wife) Selina...May The Ox Be With You. 

Yes, she said that.

No, I don't know what it means. LOL

Gong Hei Fat Choy Everyone!

Barking Alien


  1. Happy birthday. May the ox bring you joy this year and help you discover your next great game!

  2. Not to make a big deal about it...but happy birthday!!