I’m not all that into birthdays anymore, except for the cake and ice cream part. The truth is, I wish people would celebrate my birthday by buying one (or more) of my books, giving them the gift and me the sales.
But this year, NASA is giving me the biggest birthday present ever: New Horizons is going to be the first (human) probe ever to reach Pluto, and its closest approach to the planet (yeah, planet, I said it) will be on my birthday … although we won’t see the pictures until hours later.
As a guy whose earliest memory is watching the Apollo Moon landings, this does my space-loving heart good. You don’t suppose they planned that on purpose?