28 July 2002

Over on her blog, my wife Laurel has welcomed guesses for when our baby will be born. One doctor gave us August 13 as a due date. Another, August 17. Since "Claire" is one of our top name choices, I suggested that maybe the kid will come as early August 11, the date upon which St. Clare of Assisi is commemorated. But, of course, births have a way a being unpredictable.

Still, feel free to weigh in with your own attempt at fortune-telling. There will be a prize for a correct guess.