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Gotham Diary:
Two Boots, Three Cars
1 December 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Today at the DBR: Will tries to fit three train cars into two boots; learns the lesson of WOPR. Also a word about why this blog, the one you’re actually reading right this second, is back. In two words: Kindle Fire. I only wish I knew what that meant.

Weekend Open Thread:

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Daily Office:
Thursday, 19 August 2010

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Thursdays with Will come to an end in a few weeks, so we’re making the most of the remaining ones.

A Break from the Break

Thursday, May 27th, 2010


Will arrived bright and early this morning. We haven’t even read the paper!

Dear Diary:
State Visitor

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010


Here we were, snowbound. I had canceled an outpatient skin surgery, and Kathleen had decided to work from home. So we were both here even though, according to the calendar, neither one of us ought to have been. When I learned that Megan and Will were, against all the weather odds, out and about, I asked my daughter to make our house her next stop, and she did. Thus did Will O’Neill pay his first visit to his maternal grandparents, at the ripe old age of not-quite-six weeks.

Nana Penny made it all possible. Of all of us on Megan’s side of the family, Penny is the only one whose experience with infants is better than theoretical. (Given that Megan is not far from forty, I hope that I’ll be excused for having forgotten what little experience of babies I have that hasn’t been superseded by no-smoking regulations.) She burped him into contentment after his second feeding, which was not preceded by sleep of any kind.

As I say, he’s an intellectual. Megan says, “We’ll see.” I say that I’m not talking about the future. He’s an intellectual now. Which is not at all inconsistent with his loving his Texas boots.