Tag Archives: city life

ROAD TEST BLUES

I did not pass the test, in case you’ve been wondering for the past week. We were advised to be in front of the driving school on Chrystie Street at 11:30 am, even though the test wasn’t till one. I … Continue reading

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BACKSCRATCH FEVER

Do you ever get an itch right in the middle of your back that just can’t be reached? Of course you do. We all do. Sometimes it seems that the itch is always there, annoyingly teasing, irresistibly out of reach. … Continue reading

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SOLE PROPRIETOR

My friend Tommy the painter told me I should do it a while ago, maybe last year. But me being me, it took some time to get there. It makes sense if you are going to work for yourself you … Continue reading

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PLANE CRAZY

I did a bunch of stuff in the past ten days, including getting a learner’s permit to learn to drive, (a skill I must refine) and filing papers to start my own small business, Fix-It-X. Next come the tax and … Continue reading

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HUNTING THE FLEA

Only in New York can you go from hunting the whale to hunting the flea in a week. Actually, the flea hunt started some time ago, if you read this blog you’ll know about it, if you don’t here’s a … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE W.C.?

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know I have BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. That means that for me, the location of the exits in a theater is not as important as the location of the … Continue reading

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THE CAT MAN COMETH

We’ve been cat sitting out in Rockaway Park for the past week or so, and I’ve had a chance to observe both cat behavior and a subtle adjustment of my own behavior. There are three cats that live there; Koko, … Continue reading

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OPEN WINDOW SEASON

Yesterday was a surprisingly warm day, despite the nearly all day overcast. I left for a job in the late afternoon and wore a leather jacket over a tee and flannel shirt. Fortunately, I forgot my phone and had to … Continue reading

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DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR

Sunday I took a long ride out to Bay Ridge to do some odd jobs for a nice young lady named Victoria. Danusia recommended me to her; Victoria is a dog walker and used to walk a dog for the … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FRUIT TREES (a photo essay)

Hamilton Heights has a lot of trees, and they bear a fruit unique to the city. This is a man-made fruit, of a few varieties. There are the brightly colored balloon fruits, like the one in the picture at the … Continue reading

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