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Ten years ago, I feared I'd never become a father. Today I am blessed with the overflowing love of two children of whom I am unbearably proud.

Of all the changes in the last decade --- especially the warmth and caring of dozens of new friends through the National Puzzlers' League and MIT Mystery Hunt/II&F, through LiveJournal and Facebook, through Zamir and Shaarei Tefillah and JCDS, through Bitstream and Adobe --- friendships for which I am deeply grateful --- my children are the one change that bowls me over.

Schopenhauer wrote, "The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it."

So fire up the Rashi font and place the cursor in the marginalia, because this is gonna be one helluva fun ride!
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Ten years ago, I feared I'd never become a father. Today I am blessed with the overflowing love of two children of whom I am unbearably proud.

Of all the changes in the last decade --- especially the warmth and caring of dozens of new friends through the National Puzzlers' League and MIT Mystery Hunt/II&F, through LiveJournal and Facebook, through Zamir and Shaarei Tefillah and JCDS, through Bitstream and Adobe --- friendships for which I am deeply grateful --- my children are the one change that bowls me over.

Schopenhauer wrote, "The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it."

So fire up the Rashi font and place the cursor in the marginalia, because this is gonna be one helluva fun ride!
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So, I picked up my new glasses this morning.

It used to be that "new glasses day" was wonderful. After a few years of day-by-day incrmental degredation of my eyesight, I'd put on the new glasses and be overcome with awe at how bright, how clear, how engaging the world was. It was like a re-birthday.

And after a few days, I'd realize how less tired I was because I wasn't straining as much to see.

Not today. My first bifocals, and so the overall effect is that things that used to be a little blurry are now a lot blurry, presumably because (for example) I'm mow looking at my computer screen through the distance portion of the lens, since I haven't learned to hold my head differently yet. And even when I tilt my head, it's not jumping out with that preternatural sharpness that I always associate with "new classes day".

Bleh.
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So, I picked up my new glasses this morning.

It used to be that "new glasses day" was wonderful. After a few years of day-by-day incrmental degredation of my eyesight, I'd put on the new glasses and be overcome with awe at how bright, how clear, how engaging the world was. It was like a re-birthday.

And after a few days, I'd realize how less tired I was because I wasn't straining as much to see.

Not today. My first bifocals, and so the overall effect is that things that used to be a little blurry are now a lot blurry, presumably because (for example) I'm mow looking at my computer screen through the distance portion of the lens, since I haven't learned to hold my head differently yet. And even when I tilt my head, it's not jumping out with that preternatural sharpness that I always associate with "new classes day".

Bleh.
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I just got my first prescription for bifocals.

(I'm not upset, or morbid, or freaked. I'm more amused than anything else. But it's a life milestone, and I should record the date for posterity. In the immortal (!) words of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, "Hello, posterity!")
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I just got my first prescription for bifocals.

(I'm not upset, or morbid, or freaked. I'm more amused than anything else. But it's a life milestone, and I should record the date for posterity. In the immortal (!) words of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, "Hello, posterity!")

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