Adam Dzialo

Adam Dzialo
Our son, Adam Dzialo, age 30

Saturday, December 3, 2011

64....I AM

       I am not a fan of birthdays, nor most holidays....must be the grinch gene that was passed on from my ancestors and kept replicating itself in my DNA (hope I'm not passing it on to my progeny).  But I guess that turning 64 today must mean something other than I'm old.   I minimally researched the significance of "64" and found the following list of stuff which should make me quite celebratory.  Wish someone would add my "64" to wiki-pedia.  How about it?

Sixty-four is:
                                                      When I'm 64  by the Beatles

Sixty-four is the square of 8, the cube of 4, and the sixth power of 2. It is the smallest number with exactly seven divisors. It is the lowest positive power of two that is adjacent to neither a Mersenne prime nor a Fermat prime. 64 is the sum of Euler's totient function for the first fourteen integers. It is also adodecagonal number and a centered triangular number.
Since it is possible to find sequences of 64 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 64 is an Erdős–Woods number.
In base 10, no integer added up to its own digits yields 64, hence it is a self number.
64 is a superperfect number - a number such that σ(σ(n))=2n.
64 is the index of Graham's number in the rapidly growing sequence 3,27,7625597484987,....

  • Phil's "64" today....yeah!  One year from Medicare....


  1. Happy Birthday, Phil! Such an interesting post -- I wish you 64 more years of health and happiness.

  2. Awesome little bit of research! And I did my Master's thesis on a Commodore 64...OMG...when I think about it. Happiest of birthdays, my friend.

  3. Elizabeth, thanks for the kind words but I am not sure that I could emotionally or constitutionally do another lifetime in this life time,,,may be next time around.

    Claire, thanks for the wishes. I have to admit that the research was "minimal"; stole most of the facts from wiki-pedia.

  4. Happy 'belated' birthday Phil! Been offline lately. Hope the day was nice ... We can't expect them to all be magnificent but we don't want them to be lousy either. A little bit of VIP treatment always goes a long way! Does Adam respond to birthday vibes? I'm quite convinced that Royce is very intuned to all that. There's just that extra sparkle in his eye when one of the family's special day comes around. A couple of years ago Royce nearly died from Swine flu. We got him out of hospital the day before his 18th birthday and threw an impromptu party. I've never seen him look so excited as what he did when everyone sang 'Happy Birthday''.

  5. You are right, Marcelle, there is a sparkle in the eyes which communicates that everything is ok and the boys celebrate another milestone with makes it all so very much worthwhile. I always appreciate the brief VIP wishes you and Royce.

  6. Hey Phil,
    64 positions in the Kama Sutra???
    Gosh...the next blog should be because you've tried them all and now can blog (or is it brag?) on it!!
    happy a rugged 64 year young-in'!!!

  7. Sure, Terri, maybe about four or five lifetimes from now....

  8. Happy 64th, Phil. I'm new here via Elizabeth's blog. Your son sounds amazing, his will to survive and you his parents are like the wind beneath his wings. I stand in awe.

  9. Welcome. Elisabeth...just read your atest post on guilt and loved it; will return. Thanks again!


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