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Today I am 64.
64 is the first whole number (after 0 and 1, of course) that is both a perfect square and perfect cube.
It is the only age commemorated in a Beatles song that is both a square and a cube, although “Eight Days a Week” glorifies a cube and “Revolution 9” references a square.
I have had the same family since 1967. It is full of really great people.
I have been married to the same woman for 32 years. That has been wonderful.
We raised two children to adulthood, and now they are incredible humans. Trippy, rewarding, and awesome.
I wrote (or cowrote, or ghostwrote) six books. Amazing experiences.
I worked on or contributed to 42 books with 43 different authors, on topics from artificial intelligence to medical innovation to the life story of a zen disruptor. Incredible.
We have lived in and invested in improving three terrific houses in two different states. Fun stuff.
I have been in the business of helping writers for 40 years. It has been my sole source of income for the last 7 years. That’s been an absolute blast.
I wrote over 2,000 blog posts. What a lot of fun that was!
I got to spend 20 years as a technology analyst, and 14 years as a startup guy. I’ve meet hundreds of fascinating, smart, and diverse people. As careers go, that was pretty cool.
Math has been a central part of who I am since forever. That has been endlessly entertaining.
I got this far into this post without writing the word “but.” Even though there were a few things along the way that weren’t fun, how would I even appreciate the fun without those things?
Enjoy life. I am.
10 responses to “64 and beyond”
Happy Birthday Josh! Great post. It only gets better — I’m 70.
Wishing you a wonderful birthday, Josh! I am proud to have known you for many chapters : as a client, reader, friend, author, and admirer.
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine.
Wishing you a most happy birthday, Josh. I hope your upcoming year is one of fulfillment, good health, and continued success.
Happy birthday! Thanks for all the interesting posts. Enjoy your day & your year. I’ll be 65 next month and this year’s project was to figure out Medicare. Not fast or easy, for me. I won’t be surprised if I see a post from you about it before you turn 65.
Happy birthday Josh. You have also been generous with your time, thank you. And I will second the comment about navigating Medicare during the year you turn 65. As Nancy says, it is indeed a project. What a topic rife for better communication.
Happy Birthday, Josh. No one does it quite like you. I have enjoyed and learned from your posts over many years and hope you keep it up. I am thrilled to know that you are enjoying your life, that is so inspiring to me. Enjoy your day and the new year ahead.
Hope you’re having a wonderful birthday, no “buts” allowed!
Sounds to me like you should start celebrating anniversaries of your 21st birthday instead of your birthday as you sound much more like a 43-year-old in energy! Happy Birthday.