I celebrated my birthday in fine style today, and it was a good one start to finish. I watched a spectacular lunar eclipse on a live feed from Dubai. My Facebook friends made me feel loved and special all day. A flurry of birthday cards arrived in the mail. My publisher sent me a gorgeous book of Hiroshige prints. I enjoyed phone calls from cherished family and friends, and a visitor bearing some very special gifts. And having my son Will here for dinner was the icing on the cake.