Our president turns 50 this week and I will do the same soon. His idea of a birthday gift was asking for Congress to quit squabbling and come up with a debt ceiling compromise that will keep the US economy from falling even further into the toilet. Me? My wishes are far more modest. Some nice Ducks gear to wear to the football season opener on September 3rd in Dallas. And reviews for my new book. Less barfing from the cats would be nice too, but that is probably going overboard.