Life on the East Coast of the USA (and abroad), within academia and without, with special notes on love, politics, creativity and faith.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
One of the many pleasures of long-term friendship is the benefit of honorary aunthood. My newest little honorary nephew was born as scheduled on Monday morning, and I got to hold him when he was less than four hours old (after his father had given him basic information, with helpful visual aids, about the Pittsburg Steelers and the German and Spanish teams he would grow up to root for...):
Isaiah weighed almost 8 pounds...
...was taught virtually from birth about European "football"...
...and closed his eyes for just a few moments that whole morning--most of the time he was observing the world in a thoroughly businesslike fashion.