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A Brief, Beautiful Moment of Home

Those of you who watch this space might also know that I’m a transplanted Southern man, born (though not necessarily raised) in Raleigh, North Carolina, when North Carolina was a much more southern state, and, long ago, even a state … Continue reading

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School Daze Plus

On a certain episode of the classic TV sitcom Dinosaurs, Earl Sinclair admonished his rebellious teenage son Robbie that “School is a place you go to be out of this house.”

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My theory on air turbulence over Manhattan

Just a few days after I returned from a month-long deep breath in southern India’s monsoon, I gave in to wanderlust again. I booked a plane ride to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, so I could visit my old spiritual stomping grounds, … Continue reading

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I am a godless drifter sailing on the winds of a desperate sea.

This morning brought me memories of my first car, a 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider. I had to start writing immediately, because that car…well, I’ll simply say that without that car, I’d have been utterly miserable.

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Shoving Off, and Soon!

…you get to love someone in public and you don’t even know who they are. 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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How do they keep it running?

Here in NY, unlike where I live in Iowa, there are plenty of places to go to in the mornings—and maybe even more at night. I still go to bed early, like an Iowa farm boy.

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Shoot! I can’t write.

Some famous but blocked writer must have said, “When you can’t write, shoot.” I just say, “Shoot! I can’t write.”

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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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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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