It's time to allow myself a personal tie-in.

Linking the date of this column to a significant event has become a rather regular feature. Sometimes the link deals with the technical problems encountered in posting the column, but generally I find something that holds meaning to me. Still, I've tried to relate to events that hold more than only personal sigificance. After a year and a half, however, I'm taking a bit more liberty, and am allowing myself a date tie-in which has a much more limited appeal, but is still an important date in my family.

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