“The Boy” is 18

April 20, 2008 at 11:37 am (Family & Friends)

His name, from the start, was “Phillie Willie Mose” [after my Pop Phil Niss, his mom’s grandfather Phil, Willie Mays, and Mose Allison], although his terrific mutha, Diane Satin, and I formally named him Phillip Satin Tyko. To us he is, and always has been, “The Boy.” Today he comes of age. What a mindfuck. He can, and will, vote this November. He describes himself as a “life long Democrat [thank gawd] and aspiring film maker.” He thinks “outside of the box,” loves animals, and hates this war.


First Jewish President? It could happen, but I doubt if he’d wear a necktie or socks to the inauguration.


Prez or not, I’m a very proud, and happy dad.



  1. Bill said,

    Phil is 18…..
    Happy Birthday Phil.

    I remember as if it were yesterday when he was born, it doesn’t seem all that long ago when he was 5. So let’s see this makes me about 80?

    You have every reason to be proud, he’s a good kid (was a kid I should say).

    As parents you two did well exposing him to many different interests in life.

    Amazing how time flies……..

    (socks & ties are not a requirement, except at places you probably prefer to avoid)


  2. Ralph Zig Tyko said,

    Thanks for the nice woids, Billy Boy!!

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