Towards the end of March, my wife Martha will give birth to our first child. We are naturally very excited and doing all kinds of preparing to be as ready as possible. Unlike a lot of people these days, we’ve declined to find out the sex of the baby. We’d like to be surprised and we’ll love it either way. I mean, what are we going to do, stencil shotguns on the bedroom wall if it’s a boy or pre-register it for beauty pageants if it’s a girl?