Tag Archives: desperation

A New (York) Man.

You know that feeling, feeling like you have to apologize for being alive? For taking up space in their world? For consuming their oxygen? Like you’re not entitled to it even if you’ve worked hard? New York’s a great place … Continue reading

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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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This one’s for you, Mr. Jones

Before I got on the Lexington Avenue bus after lunch yesterday, that ancient longing took hold of me.

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Take it from Carole King

I may never be a famous writer. But right now, thanks to one guy’s clever idea, I can share my writing, my self, with a diaspora of friends and with people I’ve never met who live in places I might … Continue reading

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Everyone has his dance.

Everyone has his dance, according to his place and time.

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Clocks that Once Ticked

  These are the times when all that is high and mighty is being dragged into a clarifying light.

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The Morning. The Day. The Night.

The Morning: It may clock in too early,

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My heart has been driving an arduous road, a torturous road

My heart has been driving an arduous road, a torturous road,

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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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