Shortly after midnight (eastern time, I hasten to add)on this 15th day of September (the ides? Why yes, I think so!) did come into the world Trey Gregory Halbig, borne by my sister Denise, a boy of some 7 pounds 13 ounces (thus preserving my record family birth weight of 8 pounds 6 ounces some 40 and a half years ago). I was already used to Uncle-hood, as my sister Tracy had Anthony some... gah, 14 years ago? Well, I thank my sister Denise for making me look so good by being as weird as I am, but a lot closer to home (as far as the rest of the family is concerned), and by taking some of the "when are you giving me grandchildren?" heat off of yours truly, at least for the forseeable future.