Category Archives: The World

Today’s Reading…

Ahh, it’s a good day. Two items with the scent of clear thinking (so rare, these days)… Ford’s unofficial rebuttal to Cadillac’s sleazy ‘Let’s all work ourselves to death because we’re Americans!’ campaign (I recommend watching the Cadillac ad first).   … Continue reading

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The March

I wanted to go. I felt I needed to go.     This isn’t a problem that just snuck up on us. It’s something that’s been building for decades right out in the open, because everyone in power keeps shrugging their … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nights

The night whispers in her ear as she turns the pages and the train clickety-clacks past the window. Her mind fills with dreams of distant destinations and Cleopatra.

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Home

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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City of Characters, Number 372

I’m on the ferry heading to work this morning. As the boat is nubbing into port, I go to pull open the glass sliding door so we can all get off. and the guy standing next to me smiles and … Continue reading

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Invisible Forces at Work, Part two

I’m still working on ‘Mindbenders 2: Under the Radar’ (excerpts here). I hope you’re as anxious for me to finish as I am. The problem – I’ll take this problem – is that the story keeps getting better. I keep … 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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‘The Cost of Doing Business’

(What follows is a heavily rewritten version of an old post, updated to today’s news) It’s been fascinating – regardless of your politics – to see the turnaround in economic propaganda in the weeks since the election. Suddenly, Bill Kristol … Continue reading

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