Here he is, still looking solemn. Of course, he can't fool my readers, since they've already seen him making like a wild man here and here (the photo in the latter post has to be the craziest ever posted on this blog, truly!)
This guy, when he's not sitting around looking relaxed and, hmmm, solemn, is a very witty raconteur and a fine observer of his fellow human being, yet not a judgemental one. He is also very musically talented. I taught piano and music theory, harmony, history, etc. for many years, having had lessons myself from five years old, 'til I received my diploma in Piano Performance from the Toronto Conservatory. Adam, on the other hand, is completely self-taught, yet can coax great sounds from virtually any instrument he sits in front of, and he has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of popular (especially rock, but blues and country as well) music since the 1950s that I envy and am in awe of. He now makes a living as a sound engineer, instructor, and sometime producer, and I have no doubt that my grandchild will be making music alongside him.
Because, yes, this young man, whose birthday is today (easy to remember, Independence Day and all) is going to be a dad in November. I suspect he's going to be very good at that job as well.
So Happy Birthday, Adam
and Happy Independence Day to my American readers -- Enjoy the fireworks!