Writer Neil Gaiman
has the same birthday as the US Marines Corps
. He's 44 today, and the Corps is 229. First, let me wish a very happy birthday to Mr. Gaiman. It's comforting that he's so young, and here's to as many again, and then some, years of story-telling.
It's a little odd to be wishing a happy birthday to the Marines when they're busy fighting in Fallujah, but as Phillip Carter points out, fighting is what they do. I wish our government hadn't gotten them into such a troubling situation, but I respect them for giving our Republic their pledge of obedience. Here's hoping for the safe and soon homecoming of our always faithful.