“As has been said, “We have met the enemy—and he is us”” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Charlie DeLand by © Craig MacPhee

Image © Craig MacPhee

An Interview with Charlie

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday? How about the worst? And why?

A. My best and worst thing about my birthday is that I share it with my brother. Mack is 24 this year and I am 13. We don’t really want to do the same things but we get to be together

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. My phone last year. I really wanted one but I was told I was too young.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. Hot dogs and pizza.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Having friends over.