My life is not as adventurous as that of Pepys. What I admired was his simple narrative style of recording the day. He did not use his diary to meditate or create an image of himself for the future readers of his diary. He wrote it to capture the day. That is what I have tried to do. But my diary has also given me the gift to never feel writer’s block, to write in a narrative style that is as comfortable as breathing, and to have as a resource for checking dates and events in my family’s lives. Some of my diaries I have donated to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory library archives. I plan to do so with the rest of them.