A short note to all of my kind (and unkind) readers (and non-readers) who called my wife a racist and who vowed never to read my books again. I’d like to bless you and kiss you and shake your hands, each of you, because I cannot possibly stay mad at you.

The paperwork came today. I just signed it.

"Based on your application and in accordance with the Adoption Law of the People’s Republic of China…."

I am going to be a father.