I liked your post. Have you ever thought about writing about that for a magazine article? It would make a nice read, I think. Your mom is real creative. Guess you got that from her.
Just reading this today so I will say Happy belated birthday! Just think, 50 is one step closer to retirement (at which time you can write whenever you want.) And, damn, you look pretty young for 50. Must be all that soccer.
I am only 40, so maybe I’ll check out that book you and your friend wrote and prepare for the big 5-0.