Dirk Pitt’s father turned 83 today. That master of the thriller/adventure tale, Clive Cussler, seems as active as ever these days. I’ve lost count of the number of works he’s completed, not even including all of the co-written books. He has helped countless people including this writer, with his great experience, encouragement, and generosity. Truly a man of character. Happy birthday, Clive, and many, many more.