Category Archives: Personal

An Ode to E.B. White and a Very Special Teacher

I post this every year at the beginning of the school year, in honor of all the teachers out there – the teachers I know, and the teachers I’ve had. Here is my favorite teacher-story of all. You make a … Continue reading

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Keith McAuliffe

A re-post. It was my high school reunion this past Friday. I couldn’t go and apparently I missed a doozy. In other words, someone was tazed by the cops at my high school reunion. I heard all about it this … Continue reading

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Where I Am

Finished one book. Starting another. Family. All of us here, no one missing.

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It was a drizzly morning. I went to an early movie this morning before my doctor’s appointment. Movie was down in Union Square, near my docs, so emerging from the subway is when you walk into Chess-Land. It had started … Continue reading

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— I have found this whole story of the of the two escaped prisoners extremely riveting, and, I admit it, entertaining. I hope they both are found because they sound like terrible and dangerous people. But the details! It’s hilarious. … Continue reading

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Rainy Twilight

It’s been cold and rainy here. A couple nights ago I came out of the Times building, into the chilly drizzle. It was 6 p.m. (I’ve learned that if I get on the bus at 6, I’m home relatively quickly. … Continue reading

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It’s His Birthday Today

I love you, Dad.

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— And so ends my first week working at The New York Times. It’s been great so far, and super-interesting working in that building! To get to HR I had to walk through the main “news room.” I admit. I … Continue reading

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“New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down.”

On the Town, for real. This photo above was just the tail-end of a much larger group. 7:30 p.m., last night, headed out onto 42nd Street. Thank you all for your service. It’s always so good to have you all … Continue reading

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My Favorite Week in New York City

Fleet Week! We are overrun with sailors. I look forward to it every year and there were a couple of years when I worked in a building on the waterfront when I got to see all the ships come up … Continue reading

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