When I asked Bob what he wanted me to title a layout documenting his birthday, he said "Still Standing". It's been one of those weeks for both of us. The newspaper business has never been good for schedules and in these days of declining print journalism and Big 12 football taking one of the three photographers away from the routine assignments, Bob's schedule isn't a good one. On his birthday (Thursday) he worked 4-830 pm and on his day off (Friday) he worked 630pm-930pm. We celebrated late Thursday with birthday pie.
The picture is from Valley Falls State Park near our home taken last month. The song is one from Elton John combining some lyrics from a more recent version: "They say with age comes wisdom and the white flag, I can't give them. I'm still standing after all this time. Looking like a true survivor."
This layout is modeled after Nicole Martel's "Fall" layout.