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First of all, I should explain to you about all the Joels. Our family has been a repository of Joels. A Joel Rogers was born to a Thomas Rogers in 1766, and probably there were others before that. My father was named Joel, and so is my brother. Joel the father, Joel the son, Joel the brother. A veritable trinity of Joels. A multitude of them, when you consider my nephews Alan Joel and Philip Joel. (My nephew Jay would have been named Joel too, but his father was syrian -- and since Joel was too hebraic a name, he became Joseph instead. Yusip.)

Joel in september 1998

Joel's (this Joel's) middle names are Meredith and Delaney. Joel jokes that Maureen and I named him Meredith because we wanted a daughter. Actually, stupid as I am, it never even occurred to me that Meredith was a woman's name. I am so embarrassed! There was a Meredith among our ancestors -- that's the Meredith Joel was named after. An Owen Meredith who allegedly lived in Scotland in the thirteenth century or so.

I have been unable to uncover any facts about Owen Meredith, even on the internet. But I bet he was a hell of a guy.

The photo above shows Joel in september 1998, on a visit to his grandmother in Weymouth, Massachusetts. (To see some other photos, click on the Joel links at the bottom of the page.)

I am very proud of him. He's inherited all of Maureen's good qualities and none of my terrible ones.

He's been working as an environmental engineer ever since getting his degree from the University of Michigan in 1996 -- first in Dearborn, Michigan, and South Bend, Indiana, and since the summer of 1998 in New York. Living in Manhattan, working in a sweet little Long Island town named Locust Valley.

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      Joel at Rocky Ridge, 1995
      Joel at Año Nuevo, 1995
      Joel's Michigan graduation

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