Ordered foam "stairs" for our aging cat to climb onto beds & couches. No interest whatsoever. Think she wanted an iPad.
Just woke up from a nap overlooking Ethiopian demonstration & woke up speaking Amharic. "Metsedaja kifil yet new?"
Fallen leaves paint city sidewalks golden. Ok, not up to haiku today. But wish the leaves would stay awhile.
"the U.N. has been reluctant to recognize the limits of working behind the scenes" #syria foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/…
ZING! rt @MuslimIQ
This girl said she met me at the vegetarian buffet table but I've never seen herbivore.
Hello, NFL. Tornado? Even the threat of one? Worth starting a game? Just have to ask.
Bears-Ravens game suspended to wait out weather. Bears have a chance! Bears have a chance!
I'll be happy to get back to work I love. But I will miss being at home w/ my wife every day, too. She rrrealy works!
Our 10yr old & I raid fridge for Indian leftovers: "I like just us being up, Baba." She wonders why that makes me cry.
Morning all. Back next week. The great @DonGonyea
at the helm again, ready to leap upon the news like Mayor Ford on...
Why do so many kids stories center around abandonment? (even all Shirley Temple films) Aren't there other plot lines too?
Must say, today's Toronto City Council meeting makes the Chicago City Council look like the British House of Lords.
Few sounds are more blood curdling than leaf blowers.
If putting antenna on WTC makes it taller than Willis, why not put a tower on @MikeBloomberg
& have him play for @nyknicks
-kids are grrreat natural comics. But you spotlight their natural smarts, not what they're wrong about, esp on national tv.
doesn't "get" kids (i.e. his annual Halloween videos, making them cry for fun). He uses them as comic props-
-also: that was a pre-recorded bit. Producers, not just @jimmykimmel
, should apologize. He often names me laugh, but alas-
Just seeing @jimmykimmel
"kill all the people in China" bit. Wish his "apology" wasn't just "IF I offended anyone..."-
I endorse @RahmEmanuel
's retort that WTC antenna isn't antenna: "If it looks like an antenna, acts like an antenna..."
Honored to be included in "5 war books recommended by @jaketapper thebea.st/1buNWLj
" for Veteran's Day.
Neil McGregor on Shakespeare reminds us how great radio can be as simple as a thoughtful voice.
My (French speaking) wife has coined an epithet she can utter in front of our children: "Turkey Buns." Try it at home !
A thought tonight for all family pets who are on guard to protect those we love: pic.twitter.com/VpsKYD8oo2
sez avoid moving head after neck surgery, it's hard to comply w/ 2 daughters singing @katyperry
-receive the same extraordinary care, skill, & dedication he has given so many others. We are with you, Dr. B!
Dr. Edward Benzel of @ClevelandClinic
, who has rescued many lives, including mine, getting surgery himself today. May he-
And the guy playing Oswald looks more like RFK & the guy playing Ken O' Donnell looks like @bflay
Accents in Killing Kennedy @NatGeoChannel
all over map. That's what happens when you don't hire Brits to be Americans.
This may not be best possible endorsement for @ShopHouseTweets
, but our cat loves their meatballs (no fish sauce).
Father/daughters Ice Cream Rules: you are permitted to try Peppermint Bark even if you are mid-scoop in Mint Chip.
Daughters prepared pomegranite while I watched & I realized: they have become meticulous, sisterly, clever, patient. In awe.
Tied my shoelaces for first time in months. Daughters giggling. Life is sweet.
So many good movies out now. But by the time we get a night out, Abigail Breslin will be playing Eleanor Roosevelt.
Crazy but: Apple is sooo popular you have to book appointments at their stores to return defective merchandise.
I can reveal that my surgeon added half-an-inch to my spine. I know what you're thinking. My wife already made that joke.
So for @DonGonyea
I say: he's in studio, caffeinated, & ready to leap upon the news like David Ortiz on Tiger pitching!
Not on air today. My friend @DonGonyea
at the helm. Great guy, but talks about Detroit almost as much as I talk Chicago!
Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can't find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere.
I had planned to read most of the great works of literature while recuperating from surgery. But I'm mostly asleep.
I buttoned a shirt today! Post surgery progress vaulting ahead!
CIA paid @ATT
millions for data on US citizens. Would @Verizon
have done it for less? Why not give contract to low bid?
's attempt at a 272 word essay... the length of the Gettysburg Address. n.pr/HCRDpj
How does Mayor Ford stay so popular in his city? How does he manage to making smoking crack seem populist?
Highlight of day from our 10yr old: "Yay, I get to sit next to Baba." Life is sublime. I'm the luckiest SOB in the world.
Have an impressive scar following neck surgery. How should I explain it--duel w/ Bluebeard? Editorial meeting?
Now that I've had neck surgery, when do the NFL offers start rolling in? We wanted to buy a heated towel rack.
Just catching up with death of Charlie Trotter. Telling that the few times we met, he didn't talk about food, but his son.
Telling sign of the times: lab tech at hospital told me today that working in radiology dep't is his "retirement job."