My grandson Garrett’s birthday is coming up soon — he will be 15. He is affectionately known as G or G-man, both of which are diminutives of his name. I vividly remember when G was born in 1998, a great and happy day. Below is a picture of me and G taken on the beach in Goleta in 1998, a few months after he was born. G-man shares many traits with his dad, Tom, particularly his interest and enthusiasm for a wide range of subjects and activities: computers, cars, science, the environment, video games, and all things mechanical. Like his dad, he is kind and good-hearted, a fine and loyal friend to those around him, unfailingly cheerful and encouraging. Here’s wishing him a happy 15th birthday!