Tuesday, Feb. 24, is Steve Jobs’ birthday.

He turns 54.

To celebrate this very personal milestone, we thought we’d re-post what may be the most personal public speech this intensely private man has ever made: his commencement address to the Stanford University class of 2005.

If you haven’t seen it — or haven’t heard it recently — we give you Apple’s AAPL CEO on life, death and calligraphy.

“Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories…”

Below the fold, 15 minutes, via YouTube:

The transcript is available here.