Jess and I have two boys, Sam (4) and Luke (2), who are—how should I say this nicely—a handful. They are also pretty darn fun to be around. We currently reside in greater Maryland Suburbia (more specifically, the urban sprawl of Silver Spring) about 6 miles from Washington, DC and about twice that from anything worth visiting in the city. We’ll have been in the area 4 years in August. I’ve been working as a financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Board for almost 3 years while I pursue (yet another) degree in economics during the evenings. It’s a strange balance. I’m sure we’re all coping to some degree with the challenge of balancing the many other facets of life. We’re happy and very much enjoy the area.