Yesterday, I had to fix the clasp of my left clog with a white hair tie.  A couple of hours later, I had to wire my muffler back up to the underside of my car with a white clothes hanger.

A month after 9/11, my friend Nat and I went to NYC to see what it was like down there.  We took a cab from Grammercy Park to the upper west side to see an old friend of SLU’s and spent an hour with her.  On the way up, we passed the NBC station with a headline about an outbreak of anthrax.  Then Nat and I had lunch at that cute little cafe featured in the movie, “You’ve Got Mail.”  After two+ hours, Nat and I took a cab to go back downtown, and it was the same cab we took uptown.  Same Pakistani driver.