Category Archives: Iowa

Where I was last night

The contrasts that make Manhattan fascinating arise suddenly, almost secretly, such that one must dig not only to discover them, but also to plumb their depths. Doing so you’ll discover a wealth of history—and some remarkable connections that can span … Continue reading

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Round and Round and Round We Go!

Those of you who are following this space know that something’s up, something even higher than the Empire State Building, which I did not visit during my two-month tour of the B-g A—e. 

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Stolen? Lost?

On Sunday, August 1, I moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan. I packed the VW and we drove to the Upper West Side, 171 W 81st to be precise.

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The Morning. The Day. The Night.

The Morning: It may clock in too early,

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The Trouble with Wisdom

The trouble with wisdom is its timing.

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Speed, Control, and Happiness

  Even after I started to work in my father’s real estate business, he and I meshed well only on our fondness for automobiles; outside of that, our gears frequently clashed. This was so, I think, because he had two … Continue reading

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Mercury Blues

A couple of friends of mine just split up.  I’ve been his rock and driver for a month, since his wife got the car.  My car is now at eight years and 130K miles, and new wheels cost a bundle.  … Continue reading

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