I can be cheerfully self-appreciative in various ways which amuse or annoy people depending upon who you are. But I try to balance that out by ocassionally admitting my gross stupidities and inadequacies as well. After all, fair is fair.

Today, on the train ride home, I discovered what almost anyone who ever grew up in America probably already knew. For one reason or another, I had the “ABC” song in my head. It occurred to me, in a flash of insight, that the tune of the ABC song is the exact same tune as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.

How is it that it took 34 years for me to discover that?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.