18th birthdays are solemn, serious events that call for solemn, serious celebration. Right, @XenoDudeFace? https://t.co/zAOAqHV0tH brandonjcarr photo

The world is lacking in adults who are kind, caring, imaginative, funny, smart, empathetic, talented, clever, weird, goofy, kind-hearted, creative, and, in general, a tremendous joy to know and be around and love.

More often than not if I drive by geese on the ground, I roll down my window and make honking sounds at them. It’s just what I do. Not everyone enjoys it. But today my daughter gleefully honked with me (unprompted) and I was filled with pride and apology for who she will become.