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DUELING GARDENS

DUELING GARDENS As some of you have read before Danusia and I are members of the community garden up the block, the Garden of Hope. There is also the Convent Avenue Garden just up the block at the foot of … Continue reading

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SWIMMING IN THE RAIN

Yesterday Danusia and I went out to Rockaway beach to take care of some business. It was something personal, so I won’t get into specifics, but here idea was to go out to the ocean for a swim and unwind … Continue reading

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GOODBYE TO EDEN

It’s summer again, and I was called (emailed, actually) by my old people to come and clean up the garden one last time. My old people are Elly and Eddie, the sweetest people you’d every want to know. This is … Continue reading

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REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL PART II

      I wanted to write this on Thursday, but I was busy getting ready for our small family Thanksgiving gathering. Then I was busy eating and chatting with our guests, Danusia’s niece Kasia and her husband Charles, and … Continue reading

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MY PAL SAL

Last week I went to the funeral service for my friend Sal Romano. Sal made it to 90 and hung on for a week or so after before throwing in the towel. He was a kind, funny and talented man, … Continue reading

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INSTALLING THEMES

This weekend I did back to back bathroom sink/vanity installations, one for a friend from my writing class and one for the girlfriend of a friend of my writing teacher’s. Thank god for a friend of a friend, huh? I’ve … Continue reading

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YES I CAN!

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked if I could sand and polyurethane his floor. I said sure I can. I did it a couple of times before, a very long time ago, in 1979 I think. Two floors, … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES IN HANDYMANING

I got a text from a friend last week asking me if I could fix her toilet, which had broken. She sent me a couple of pictures and I knew right away how to fix it. I texted her back … Continue reading

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STAND UP AGAIN

Last summer I wrote a blog post about never going to a stand-up concert again, but we did do it again Sunday night. It was for a good cause, and I knew some of the performers, so it was excusable. … Continue reading

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THE BALL OF DUST

      I missed yesterday’s Blog a day assignment because I had to work. I told myself I would do it when I got home, after 5pm. That didn’t happen. I worked as a porter, or maintenance man in … Continue reading

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