Category Archives: alcohol

Those Wacky Presidents Part Three

It’s interesting what stays with you when you read, our noble list of leaders lingering like after dinner mints. Let’s begin with the short of it… James Madison, being only 5’4 weighing less that 100 pounds. Must have been like … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

God just called and said, even he’s had it, he’s headed to the Sea of Galilee for a little trout fishing. My life is breaking down like the circus leaving town. I woke up to the news that my trusty … Continue reading

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Notes From the Carlyle…January 2020

I’m having a melancholy Friday, yearning for all things gone, like my old neighborhood for instance. They’ve knocked down the block across from where I lived, leaving this vast emptiness, feeling as if 40 years of my life, went along … Continue reading

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A Heart Pried Open

It’s not easy being sensitive. There isn’t a homeless person that escapes my notice, a blind man I don’t see, or a stray cat under a car wishing I could coax home, so it’s no surprise I spotted Andy. There’s … Continue reading

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A Writer Brought Back To Life

Pete Hamill is someone I’ve revered forever as a journalist, New York historian, novelist and screenwriter, concerned about him since he’s been silent for much too long. Knowing he’s the last of his breed, Jack Newfield (1938-2004), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019

I’m spending Thanksgiving with Carrie, rereading all her books, making it one of the best ever. Let’s hear it for great writing that peels off the page like a good yam, or ham, in Carrie’s case.  She writes a lot … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Speaking of the dead… I always wonder if the person taking flight knows, and if so, how? Does someone who went before only you can see, come to escort you? Is it like in the film, Heaven Can Wait, when … Continue reading

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Ratty and Natty

There are two men, on the periphery of my life, peering in. One is a beat-up musician I should run from, the other, a well-heeled Englishman I should run towards. Don’t get me wrong, I love the natty type that … Continue reading

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Remnants of a Beauty

I’m on the train once again, when a girl in her 30s? 40s? clearly an addict, is methodically asking for money. Now, I don’t carry cash during the day, because by the time I get home, it’s gone, given away … Continue reading

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Notes From the Carlyle…July 2019

The rain blew me right in the front door. Alright, I’m exaggerating, but it did influence my entrance. Perils of a skinny girl who felt she was levitating. I decide to behave and go straight to the ante room off … Continue reading

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