It's 12:22 on my brand new eight-year-old's birthday. We built a fort this weekend and had three of his best buds over to celebrate. He asked for pizza, banana creme pie, and a water balloon fight. To my kindest boy: may you never lose your fierce and gentle heart, may it stay wild and free, and may you grow ever in wisdom and favor with God and men. Here's to another year of adventure, fort building, epic battles, swiss army knives, stick collecting, fishing, bird watching, omelette making, skateboarding, and hanging with your rad buddies. Happy day, little dude.