So I find myself celebrating my fiftieth birthday in California. My life has been spent going from here to there and reinventing myself each time. This could be the last time, as most of my time until now was simply spent killing time until I could move out west. Of course, I wouldn't trade the adventures that occured during that time for anything, but for the first time, I feel like I belong somewhere. California has the laid-back, whatever-turns-you-on atmosphere I've been looking for. Without much effort on my part, I've found a number of like-minded creative individuals already, and I can only image the best is yet to come.

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