The city’s quiet. Relatively quiet anyway. People are away. I took an easy walk downtown over the weekend to an always-impressive bookstore, McNally Jackson, on Prince Street. I seldom head down there. I went to get a paperback book of stories by Thomas McGuane. I’ve already got three books going. But I felt a need to read stories set in the west, mostly Montana, where McGuane moved to decades ago. My youngest daughter lives in Wyoming. Another daughter from here with her twin kids is visiting her. Three nieces and kids are gathering there too. The McGuane stories would connect me.