Birthday Celebration

Rick’s Birthday Bash



On Sunday, May 19, 2024 my wife, Mary McGlynn, threw a birthday bash for me (my actual birthday was in March… but never mind.) About a hundred people joined us at the Grand Bay Hotel (old Sofitel) in Redwood City. Now, I’m not big on all this birthday stuff, but you only turn 85 once, so what the hell?

Old friends. Good food. Wonderful reflections by people who have known me for a while…and, fun for me, a slide / video presentation about my new book Photographic Reflections.

The stories behind this great book are amazing and needed to be told. I am now editing a video of my presentation. It will be up on this site shortly.



In the meantime, here is a short video of the festivities. More to come later. 

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Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier












































Insect Missionary Position?








6 thoughts on “Birthday Celebration

  1. Susan Page says:

    I loved the video. It was almost like being there. Thank you!! I can’t wait to see the performance!

  2. Clairdee says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful video! I can feel the joy in it. Ken and I wish we could have joined in the celebration in person. Hope to see you soon, dear BAOF.

  3. John Warren says:

    Rick, the video was not as good as being there, but it was a good alternative for me. I enjoyed seeing so many people that I know come to celebrate you and your amazing life! CONGRATULATIONS!

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