Too Old To Be A Dad?

Men, beware: your sperm may not be aging as gracefully as you are. The biological clock, science has found, ticks for both sexes

Photograph by Zachary Scott for TIME

Until he met his wife, Trumbo, a sports instructor, had spent time with kids and liked them but rarely thought of having any. Now he looks forward to teaching his son what he's taught so many others.

You don't need to know my exact age. suffice it to say I was born during the Eisenhower Administration--and no, not the second term. I've never opened any letters from AARP, but that hasn't stopped them from showing up in my mailbox every month. I still pay full price at museums, and I will for a good while, but at least once I was offered the discount--and not the student kind.

I'm perfectly happy to tell you my daughters' ages: they're 10 and 12, and they're in fourth and sixth grades. That puts a whole lot of demographic real estate between...

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