Tag Archives: Life

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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LOOKING FOR MAMA

We did out taxes with our accountant last week, on Tuesday. Our accountant lives in Melville, Long Island. This was the second year we went out to his home to do our taxes. Before he had an office in Richmond … Continue reading

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ONLY CASTLES BURNING

So I am not watching the inauguration, for what it’s worth. That’s something to think about, what it’s worth. Is it worth it to me to live with a sick feeling in my stomach, to live in fear and hatred? … Continue reading

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SAY HELLO (Gentrification)

  I live in Hamilton Heights. That’s in Harlem, on 152nd Street. My wife and I have lived here for two years, we just signed our third lease, and our rent was bumped up another $75 a month. It could … Continue reading

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HOMECOMING

Last week I went back to the Pratt Institute campus for the first time in a few years. After losing the job I had there in 1977 I didn’t go back until a couple of years ago, in 2013 to … Continue reading

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SENDING PAPA HOME

Before my father died in a nursing home five years ago he would tell me he’d been in Mexico the day before, or the week before, or sometime in the recent past, despite the fact he hadn’t been anywhere but … Continue reading

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Another Friday

I remember vividly that it was a Friday, because we were in the auditorium of P.S. 270 on Emerson Pl. in Bedford-Stuyvesant watching cartoons and serials the way we did every Friday. I was nine on November 22, 1963. It … Continue reading

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