Today, May 11, I celebrate the life and legacy of Richard P. Feynman, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Born in 1918, Feynman made groundbreaking contributions to physics and inspired countless scientists and thinkers with his unique approach to science and life. From his pioneering work in quantum mechanics to his love of bongo drums, Feynman's impact continues to be felt today. Happy birthday, Dr. Feynman, and thank you for all you have given us.
Our eldest was born 21 years ago today. My sister-in-law insisted that we do something, no matter how small, to celebrate this milestone. She offered her large backyard where we could set up beach chairs, as far apart as we needed for social distancing. It was just a couple of hours in her backyard. But it was one of the best times I've had recently.
Were he still alive, today my dad would be 74 years old. I miss my dad. He would have wanted ice cream to celebrate. He loved ice cream.