In addition to asking you to think about literacy, I wanted to share a few thoughts about birthdays. They are: the line you cross between idea and execution the milestones in the project of life and thus opportunities to pause, reflect, and celebrate gifts -- if you're having one, you're alive special appointments with the lives of others something we all have in common occasions to recognize world leaders, historical figures, scientists, poets, along with ordinary people one more reason to be social, share, and give reminders that time, although abstract, is precious other... I'm sure you have many more. Add them in the comments, and I'll pick the most creative ones to insert in the post. [image of Bailey and Dutch cocoa mini cake] If you enjoyed this post from Conversation Agent, consider subscribing and sharing it.