At 12:58 p.m. today, Tboy acquired a third nephew: Nicholas Michael Gaddini, to be known as Nico. (Did Tboy's sister marry into an Italian family much?) The young beast was 8 pounds 12 ounces at birth. Tboy will add a photo, with great joy, as soon as they put the little hat on and take one.
The joy today, though, comes a little alloyed: Anthony Louis Mondello, Bob's father, died earlier this morning after several years of life in the disorienting twilight of Parkinson's disease.
Bob's written an obituary, and I'm glad he did: His father lived quite a life.
(Calmer.) They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
Me, I'm calling my sister in a little while, and I'll be going down to see my new nephew as soon as I can. You: Take a moment while the light gleams, and enjoy it.