Apparently, today is the anniversary of the birth of C.S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, and Madeleine L’Engle.

It’s possible to prove statistically that if you have a group of any 13 people, the others are actually in favor of two or more of them sharing a birthday. Considerably more than thirteen people have blessed the world by becoming great writers. But what are the odds of them being three of my favorites?

(As something of a statistics geek, I have to answer that one. It’s not really possible to rank favorites, but I’d say there are probably <13 writers I like as much as those three. So either I'm forgetting people or the odds are less than 50%.