Monthly Archives: May 2013

Give Generously

Yesterday I was on the A train somewhere on the Upper West Side returning from a memorial day picnic with my lovely wife Danusia when a guy got on the train and started asking for money. He was a thin … Continue reading

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Branded

During my short stint in the 82nd Airborne I was once assigned to a detail where me and a couple of other guys in my platoon were driven out to a yard full of lumber (as opposed to a lumberyard) … Continue reading

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Back To Tuna

For years, at least the last ten, I made a tuna on whole-wheat sourdough sandwich, with tomatoes and jalapeño jack cheese and mayo for three days a week as either lunch or breakfast. Since being out of work for the … Continue reading

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No Brazilian For You!

I saw the coupon on one of those Amazon “deals” I get periodically, like for ice cream, massages, dinner for two, or whatever some local small business is promoting. This one said “Brazilian wax for $19.95”, and it was in … Continue reading

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X’s Last Stand

Last night Danusia and I went to prospect Park to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Great Googa Mooga concert series, I have no idea who Googa Mooga is, but there it was emblazoned across the top of the … Continue reading

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Back To Work

So as many of you know, I entered limbo six weeks ago, almost to the day. Six weeks where I could not collect unemployment, since I had not been terminated, six weeks where I could not plan for the future, … Continue reading

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Jack Of All Trades

  I learned how to sell shoes when I was 16. The summer I was 18 I worked in a lumberyard and learned about common pine, sheetrock, joint compound and board feet. I was fired for being late one too … Continue reading

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