Monthly Archives: January 2014

FAR AND HARD TO REACH

This one’s down the block from the one we tried to buy, but it looks the same. To my regular readers and friends, it’s official; we’re not getting the Far Rockaway bungalow. Cow says moo, dog says woof, bank says … Continue reading

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Blind Luck

    When I left work last night, a couple of minutes early thanks to my co-worker Ralph; I walked quickly through the 15 degree air to the A train on Central Park West. There’s nothing like 15-degree air to … Continue reading

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My Patti Smith Story

This one’s for my friend Bill, who loves my old New York rock and roll stories. He was in Florida back then, so he can only hear stories about it. I was 20, I think, it’s hard to remember what … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Sallie Mae

Tuesday I finished paying off my student loan. I got the money starting in 1972, when I enrolled at Pratt institute. I got stipend money every month from something called HEOP, higher educational opportunity program. It’s still around today. HEOP … Continue reading

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TRASH! Oh, pickitup…

The Department of Sanitation of New York was great at plowing the streets after the last snowfall, pushing all that snow against parked cars that then had a hard time getting out. Let’s see, that was January second, two weeks … Continue reading

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The Flexible Flyer

When I got off the train to go to work last Saturday I had to fight through the crowds of families trudging eastward to Central park, all with children (and some adults) clutching their brightly colored plastic sleds. It was … Continue reading

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Thanks A Million!

Last Saturday I finally got around to distributing my thank you cards to the tenants. It was easy because I had to do the mail on Saturday, we are a “drop house,” which means the mailman (or woman) drops off … Continue reading

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