The SAT score. The scale. The calendar. The checkbook balance. The address. The counted candles. The filed rejections. The miles on the car. The time in the race. The friends, the followers. If you really loved numbers, you'd follow Nate Silver's path, not Dorothy Parker's path. Remember that.
Post-hurricane, with a miraculously un-flooded basement, I think about the things that can't be replaced, like family photos. And the things that can, if supplies can reach you.
Many of the book clubs I've visited are in some of the most ravaged areas of the Northeast. I know it seems like a small thing -- but if anyone knows a voracious reader whose book collection was decimated -- I have lots of current titles to share, and many other writers who can donate. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org