I am in Red Wing, MN with my partner, Ray, celebrating my birthday, which is today. It is 7:45 a.m. I am an early riser, he likes to sleep in. I do not like to wake him so I am sitting in the dark, curtains closed, working on the computer. Not a great act of kindness, nothing superhuman, but I am certain he appreciates it and it feels good to do kind things for him.