The Fool is Forty

Tyler-5days.jpgSome forty years ago today, Dr. R. Winters (who evidently had a healthy sense of humour) performed a scheduled C-section on my mother the morning of April 1st, 1966 at the Royal Alexandria Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At approximately 8:21 am, I was brought into this world, preordained to be the fool that I am today. I weighed in at 6 lbs 2 ozs and was 20.5 inches long and was by and large healthy — except for one brief notation in my rather sparse baby book (I was the last of four kids) that I will not disclose publicly! If the picture to the right is any indication, I was a stern lad — perhaps I was a bit perturbed about being given such an ignoble birthday! Sure, they say that they needed to do the C-section as soon as possible — they could of least waited until after twelve noon to make the cut! That’s OK, I’m not bitter. Really…

Well, some forty years later I can look back on my life and realize that I have been blessed. I have a wonderful family, including three great kids and a lovely, long-suffering, wife (suffering for about twenty one years to be precise!). I love my work (the piles of grading I have been creatively neglecting notwithstanding) — especially my colleagues and students. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be a religion and theology professor at a Christian college!

Life is good. Thanks for reading.

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11 Responses to The Fool is Forty

  1. Ken says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  2. saint says:

    Birthday big fella.

    Look forward to lurking on your blog for the next 40 years.

  3. Jim says:

    Ah you’re still just a baby! 😉

  4. Steve Laroche says:

    Happy Birthday Tyler.

    And you should really get that marking done.

  5. Steve Martin says:

    Happy Birthday, Tyler! I’ll drink a toast on Monday.


  6. Kevin P. Edgecomb says:

    Congratulations, Tyler! Have a swell year!

  7. Mike says:

    Is it really your b-day? Or is that an April fools joke?

  8. Joe Cathey says:


    Happy birthday! You are now in the 40 club with Kevin and myself. Lunch is on me in D.C.


  9. Thank you for all the birthday wishes! (and yes, Mike, this post was completely factual — unlike my previous one!). I look forward to lunch, Joe!

  10. MattPage says:

    Happy Birthday for Saturday Tyler. I hope you had a good one.


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