Tag Archives: work

BACK TO WORK

    Exactly four years ago this month I was suspended from the job I’d held for seventeen years. It was actually three different jobs, porter, doorman, handyman then doorman again but all at the same place, 144 West 86th … 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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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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MAN BUN WITH BEARD

I love my new neighborhood. Well, maybe not so new, in September we’ll be signing our second lease; but it still feels new and different. It’s very green. The other day I was walking to the subway to go to … 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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CHICKEN FOR LUNCH

  A couple of weeks ago at work the boss handed me a menu and said, “The lunch girl isn’t here today, would you mind ordering?” So like that I became the lunch girl for the day. It seemed simple, … Continue reading

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THE LAST JUNK STORE ON CANAL

  I was on Canal Street one day ten days ago or so, before the big snowstorm, and came across a junk store: There used to be dozens of these on Canal, before all of the handbag and perfume knock-off … Continue reading

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