It's interesting when you suddenly realize that your child is teaching you. This happened early for me. What can I say? Marina is a voracious reader and lover of history. She tells me so many stories and facts that the slightest comment from me sets off a chain of memories. I'm suddenly treated to the intimate details of the life of Elizabeth I, Akhenaten's push for monotheism, or the properties of the element Polonium. I live an interesting life.