Happy Birthday to a Dangerous Man

When I first met Tracy, he had a beer coaster thumbtacked to his closet wall. If you know him, you know that’s not like him. He hates doodads almost as much as he hates sayings.

But it’s an important beer coaster, and he still has it.

It says,

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream in the dark recesses of the night awake in the day to find all was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act [on] their dreams with open eyes, and make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence

Happy birthday today to a man who makes his dreams possible.

Mine too.

I’m linking to this song below, Harvest Moon. because I’m still in love with Tracy—even though he beats me at gin, at bocce (see above), and at the Firefly board game. Bastard.

Once again, if you click on this link to my version of the song, beware my beginner singing and ukulele playing. The pro version of the song is here.

Forget all that though and wish him a happy birthday!

14 thoughts to “Happy Birthday to a Dangerous Man”

  1. May your day be filled with joy, laughter, your beautiful wife and a fine beer. Cheers to your fabulous life!

  2. Sitting by a beautiful lake in August where you have to wear a fuzz (in August!) with someone you love and knowing all your friends (socially distant and masked!) are thinking of you and raising tankards of cold beer to cheer you on is a pretty nice way to have a birthday! The world is a a pretty okay place after all!
    Cheers, Buddy.

  3. Feliz cumpleaños Tracy!!! Hope you will made it to this end of the continent soon. Hugs to both of you and Banjo.

    1. Gracias chica. I’m never surer which side of the continent you are on, so we’ll just go to both.

  4. Leo’s rule! Happy birthday to another one of “the Chosen”. Why yes…my own day is up and coming! And as we Leo’s say, “But enough about me…let’s talk about what you think of me.”

  5. Phew! Im glad the dangerous man was Tracy! I was concerned by your title! Happy Birthday Tracy!

  6. Shelly — Thanks for all these posts. I really enjoy them. Belated Happy Birthday Tracy!! See you had a good one.These are some beautiful photos.

    1. Happy belated birthday Tracy! Congratulations on living the dream. Love your blog Shelly—I always look forward to Friday and reading about all your adventures. So happy for all three of you!