I am pleased to announce the birth of Stupor Mundi, our first son. We can’t say whether he will one day bestride the world in bloody conquest or merely invent an anti-gravity device to lift his cartful of Nobel prizes; the little man hasn’t decided yet.
Mother and child are doing well after some initial roil. He weighs 8 pounds at birth and is 20 1/2 inches long. He has pianist fingers and toes, and a bit of a temper. His first name is Adam, like his father, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, and great-great-great grandfather. His middle name is Hartley, like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather.