Tag Archives: Life

CHRISTMAS TREE SAGA

We decided to go for a Charlie brown Christmas tree this year, the current times and our budget being what it is. The past few years we’ve been pretty lucky about price and size, the first tree we had up … Continue reading

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NO PHOTOS PLEASE

I always wondered where the people sitting behind the tables at the polling stations on Election Day came from. Yesterday I found out for the first time. I saw an ad on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, Translators wanted … Continue reading

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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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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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