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What's in a Name?

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Aug 03, 2012

Do you see a resemblance between the line drawing at left and the photograph below? They look pretty much like the same guy to me, though sixty-four years apart. The little guy's initials are JAM; my initials are JAM. The little guy's first name is Jeffrey; my first name is Jeffrey. The little guy's last name is Mirus; wow, my last name is Mirus. But this is no trip down memory lane, for the little guy's middle name is Arthur, and mine is Alan.

Jeffrey Arthur MirusSo when I say I've been “on the road”, and I apologize for not keeping up with my full spate of writing for, you now know one of the reasons: Jeffrey Arthur Mirus, born to my oldest son, Chris, and his wife, Ellen, in Dallas, Texas on July 5, 2012.

I'm here visiting little Jeffrey now, though I don't think he's noticed yet. As a tall tale for missing work, it may not be as good as having your dog eat your homework. But it'll do. I can assure you it'll do very well, indeed.

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and See full bio.

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 06, 2012 11:58 AM ET USA

    This kind of news is worth all the tea in China. God bless the Mirus family. Increase and multiply.

  • Posted by: gop - Aug. 03, 2012 9:48 PM ET USA

    Congratulations! may your tribe increase more!

  • Posted by: koinonia - Aug. 03, 2012 8:14 PM ET USA

    Congratulations to the entire family. A little saint he is, and that is cause for tremendous joy for all God's people. There is no greater work than that of the family in experiencing God's love.