Category Archives: Everything Else

It was 45 Years Ago Today…

I went to Woodstock. The first one – the good one. 45 years ago today. It was my first concert. It certainly set a high bar for the rest, though I’ve seen a few good ones over the years. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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We met two years ago today. We’d exchanged a few emails and a couple of phone calls. I’d stood her up twice, once to help out a friend on short notice and once because I (really) got sick. Our first … Continue reading

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Commuting Adventures, Chapter 663

In Manhattan, rich people ride buses and subways, right alongside you and me. In Bloomberg’s world, this means that mass transit has to work – because those are his people – so, in Manhattan, it does. The buses are sleek, … Continue reading

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On the Bus

I can’t help it – I just have one of those faces. I stop in a public place for a minute and someone has to tell me their life story. I was riding the bus home the other night. When I … Continue reading

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One Less Good Man in the World

There’s a copy store near Smitty’s place in Manhattan. Whenever we needed copies or faxes or good-quality color printouts, we’d go there. She introduced me to the place; she’d been going there for a while. The guy behind the counter … Continue reading

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A Photo Credit and the power of FEMA

First off – I used this photo the other day and several people remarked on it. It’s a remarkable image and definitely not my work. I managed to track down the credit: the photographer is Allison Joyce of Getty Images. … Continue reading

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More Notes from the Hurricane

I wandered uptown yesterday. At several locations along the way, businesses that weren’t really open but had power (or generators) had set up recharging stations – just a couple of power strips usually, where you could fill up your cell … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hurricane

We had received email notifications from the city that they were shutting power downtown – but  further downtown than where we were. So Smitty, her friend Joy visiting from San Francisco and I were halfway through ‘American Splendor’ when the … Continue reading

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Apple-Samsung for Non-Geeks

For those of you not fascinated by geeky court battles, Samsung was found guilty yesterday of violating several Apple patents governing the look and feel and behavior of their mobile phones and ordered to pay $1 billion in damages. Now, … Continue reading

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