Today is Jackie's 82nd birthday. I've read so much about her and studied her life in such detail, that sometimes I feel like we know each other, or at least that I know her. It may sound odd, but the reason why I think I've spent so much time reading and studying anything and everything I can get my hands hands on about this woman, is because I feel connected to her in many ways. Our childhood and adolescence experiences were errily similar, as well as some personal relationships. Where we differ, I admire her more because some of her strengths are my weaknesses. She's an icon yes, but, to me, much more. Happy Birthday Mrs. Kennedy, wherever you are.