Have you been mashing that screen refresh button over and over, trying to scare up fresh entries from Stacked? We apologize. But we have a good excuse. Damned good. We’ve been shorthanded this week, and we’ll be shorthanded for a couple more. Our blogfacilitator Norm De Plume is on paternity leave. Norm and his lovely wife, the retired tennis star Judy Paume, became proud parents of an excessively handsome son and heir on Tuesday afternoon. The great excitement, thanks to the tangled complexities of America’s health delivery system, took place on the wrong side of I275, miles and miles from their home on Bremen Street which is located handily within bicycling distance of the city’s major hospitals. The irony was not lost on the new parents, both of whom were rabid supporters of the new administration.
Norm and Judy, who are both understandably proud of their distinguished Anglo-French lineages, have given the wee lad a family name borrowed from a family to whom they are both distantly related, so the latest member of the Mercantile family, weighing in at 8 lbs 9 oz will be know to the blogworld as Dwight de Seigneur. -Nemo Wolfe