|Swedish Hospital Neonatal Unit, November 1984|
He spent the first ten days of his life in the intensive care neonatal unit at Swedish Hospital, under the care of devoted nurses and absolutely the finest and fiercest pediatrician I know, Dr. Gary Spector. Pride and joy was mixed with high anxiety until we arrived at Christmas that year. The photo below is taken a year later, and you can see what an open, curious and healthy child he has become. He is still all of those things.
|SUNY Albany campus, 2010|
Today, he's a teaching assistant at the university, getting ready to take his oral examination for the PhD early next year. He'll stay back East for the holidays to prepare intensely for that exam, but we'll see him early in January at the MLA Conference in Boston.
And I'm still his biggest fan.