“His whole kindergarten class and school being here to say ‘we love you,’ and ‘we support you’ and ‘we’ll be here not only today, but in all the years in the future.” A five year-old boy invited his entire class to watch his adoption. (In a few years, he should invite his entire eighth grade class over to watch him tell his parents that he wishes he’d never been born.)

+ WaPo: These men just released their first music album — at age 102 and 88. (Phew, my novel is right on schedule.)

+ Promising study out of UC Berkeley: Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia.

+ WaPo: Scientists used loudspeakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. Fish flocked to them.

+ NYT: How a Prison Play Goes on Tour.

+ Hiking Wheelchair Opens Up Outdoor Lifestyle To People With Serious Disabilities.

+ Bloomberg: Dutch Company to Light a Million Nigerian Homes With Solar.

+ Plumber who offers free work to elderly and disabled customers hopes to help 1,000 families this winter.

+ Your Entire House Will Smell Like KFC When You Buy This Firelog.

+ “He asked me three times how much he should put on his nipples, to which I replied, ‘There’s no such thing as too much.'” Outside: Why Body Glide Is My Anti-Chafe Balm of Choice. (When I say Feel Good, I mean it…)