My attempt to maintain my privacy has caused some confusion in the minds of some of your readers who have the time to inquire about these things. When I send you my first letter I provided you with my office and home numbers, e-mail and work information that I kindly requested to keep private. In accordance with tradition, since my letter was not personal, I signed it with my name and professional title. I have left out my work address for privacy. This left some people with the impression that my teaching job is at Binghamton University, which is only mentioned in the p.s. In any case, I decided to provide you with some material so as to establish the fact that my professional title is what I have said it is. So, you have pages of the latest catalogue of my college, the 1999, in addition to other items that may give an idea, to those who are interested, about some of the things I do. Sorry for the confusion, but I hope you agree that I am entitled to some degree of privacy. Also I may mention that I was promoted to the rank of full professor this year, effective September 1st, 1999, as the page you receive show the latest rank. You know, all this stuff getting a quite silly. For those who are tired of all of this, I enclosed a column that I wrote after the birth of my first child. You my kindly publish it.
Thank you very much,