And so, God willing, I get to spend the next 365 days the same age as Jackie Robinson’s number. How cool is that?!

(Heh: So cool that, despite watching the Cubs’ and Cardinals’ games Sunday, during which players from all the teams involved wore No. 42 in tribute to the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking “the color barrier” in Major League Baseball, it didn’t even occur to me that I was going to be turning 42 today until I asked our sports editor, Eric, earlier this week, “Do I look like I’m going to be 42?” — to which he more or less took the Fifth and then chirped, “Hey, that’s Jackie Robinson’s number!”)