It isn’t easy to contact me by an e-mail address that makes no sense, but I had no choice. All addresses with the words “William” and “Griffin”, in whatever order or whatever language, were already taken. Both seem to be common names in the United States and Ireland, and yet I thought I was the only one. But I don’t mind. Nothing forward about our family. A backward family, some called us. Hence, the following e-mail address.

Alas, it doesn’t look American or Irish; it looks like a sign in a Welsh railroad station. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There are a lot of Griffens, Griffings, Griffins, and Griffiths in Wales.