This months update begins with some happy personal news.
First, Catie and I became parents on December 23rd. Our baby boy, Jeremy Morris Bramson, weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He has a sweet, calm disposition, enjoys being bounced up and down, and has a remarkably penetrating gaze for someone whose range of vision is supposedly about 12 inches. We are, of course, enormously excited (albeit a little sleep-deprived) and look forward to introducing Jeremy to friends when hes just a little bit bigger.
Second, we moved to a new home (on December 26th, just three days after Jeremys birth, for anyone who is counting.) Our new address is:
201 Pinebrook Boulevard
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Please note also that I have a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone numbers and Caties email address will remain the same.
Needless to say, it has been a busy two weeks, compounded by some difficulty re-connecting our phone and cable lines, a broken furnace, and a few unwelcome plumbing surprises. As a consequence, I have been later than I would have liked in sharing our news with friends and providing my monthly update on City issues. Please forgive me for these lapses and forgive me also if I am a little slower than usual responding to phone calls and emails during the next few weeks.
Finally, Catie joins me in wishing you and yours good health and happiness in 2004.