I'm not going to reveal whose birthday it is today, to avoid clogging the world's telecommunications systems with phone calls, e-mail, etc. I am, however, keeping one line open so that Michaelle Jean can get through with the Order of Canada appointment.
Does it seem to you that Capricorn is the most undervalued astrological sign? Here's today's reading from the stars: "You are stolid and under the illusion that you are surefooted as you leap from career crag to crag. You're in a rut, use your nut, get off your butt. Capricornians with whom you share this sign: Howdy Doody and Richard Nixon."
My thanks to the Sage of Lantzville for recalling these most appropriate Ogden Nash lines:
Come, children, gather 'round my knee,
Something is about to be.
Tonight's December Thirty-First,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark! It's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year.