To quote Leonore:
It's celebration time! As of about 3:30 PM today, our only child, Daniel, 44 years old, is now Daniel Dvorkin, PhD, with a doctorate in Bioinformatics from the University of Colo. Denver/Health Sciences Center. Needless to say, this was a very long time coming. It's the culmination of five (or six?) years of hard, hard work on the PhD alone. / We love you, Daniel, and are so, so proud of you! We are such very fortunate parents to have a son like you: so smart, so sweet and kind, and so very hardworking. Now it's on to great things in the world of scientific work!