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HEAR THE WIND BLOW

I finally get a free Saturday today, so I can write a blog post. I was wondering what to write about, and since I haven’t done any work since I last posted, I can’t write about my latest project. I … Continue reading

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GOODBY COLUMBUS AVENUE

  OK, it’s official now; the union rep called and said the company had settled on a severance offer, 8 weeks pay plus a “neutral” letter of recommendation. So that comes out to less than a half a weeks pay … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Cookie

Sunday afternoon a little over an hour into my shift one of the tenant’s kids, a lovely 13 year old named Laura came into the building holding a big zip-loc bag of cookies. “Would you like a gingerbread cookie?” She … Continue reading

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The Last Stale Doughnut

I had to work on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. I’ve done it before, mind you; when I was the day man I would come in at 7am and watch the marching bands get disgorged in front of the building and prepare … Continue reading

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This One’s For The Kitties

Kiwi Sometimes I feed cats for people in the building when they’re away. This summer I’ve been part of team “Kitty,” feeding “Kitty” while her owner is gone. She has a beach house somewhere and spends four days a week … Continue reading

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The Nightly Parade Of Doggies

Marvin Every night at work (I work as a doorman on the UWS in case you don’t know) I watch the parade of dogs marching through the lobby on their way to do their “business” one last time before bedtime. … 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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