I usually reserve this space to write about books, but tomorrow is my birthday, and coincidentally, a story I wrote about a birthday present I once received was published this month in NJ Monthly, in their Exit Ramp column. If you live in NJ, please run out and buy a copy, so that I can claim I influenced a bump in their numbers. Just kidding. Sort of. If you're not from around here, please feel free to check it out at this link, pass it on, and post some comments.