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April 30, 2007

My business is rejoicing, my business is rejoicing

Joe Nickell

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast; it can also, I've learned, wake a baby.

On Earth Day -- Sunday, April 22 -- my wife gave birth to a nine-pound boy. As a lifelong lover of classical music -- and of Shostakovich's 5th Symphony in particular -- the story of how our baby came into this world is almost eerily fitting. Read about it, here.

Posted by Joe Nickell at April 30, 2007 10:26 AM

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Posted by: MF at April 30, 2007 10:36 AM


Posted by: Sherry Deatrick at April 30, 2007 11:07 AM

Huzzah! Congratulations to you and yours!

Posted by: Victoria at April 30, 2007 11:31 AM

Fantastic news! Congratulations to both of you and may Earth Day have launched a lifetime of joys like you've never before known it.

And who would have thought that infants could be so unfailing fascinating?

Posted by: Bridgette Redman at April 30, 2007 11:45 AM

Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your wife. (And great name you've chosen, by the way.) Apparently little Julian already has a discerning ear!

Posted by: Jennifer A. Smith at April 30, 2007 2:20 PM

Congratulations to all three of you!!

Posted by: Kelly at April 30, 2007 9:14 PM

I've already informed Joe that Julian shares his April 22 birthday with many talented people, including Jack Nicholson, Peter Frampton, the late Eddie Albert, Mrs. Garrett from "The Facts of Life" and (cough, cough) me!

Posted by: David Burke (NEA '07) at May 1, 2007 1:21 PM