It's my father's birthday today, too. He is 80 years old. I am nearly as astonished over this fact as I am to find myself being 56. Which means he was 24 when I was born. I just did the math. Which means the last time I saw him he was 59 years old. Which is an age I am in barking distance of even as I type. Whoa. That's enough math for today, I'll work on my tax return later.