Category Archives: History

September 11, 2001…Straight On Till Morning

I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live, which I feel is appropriate considering the fallen. Continue reading

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The Tiers of History

As I’m rereading a book about Mickey Mantle, I don’t recall the problems he had had with Joe DiMaggio, who, as The Mick was beginning his career, Joltin Joe was ending his. I also don’t remember what a light touch … Continue reading

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History’s Greatest Hits

I had lunch with my friend Jack and his date, I’ll call Minnie, from Long Island. Jack, whenever we meet, always asks what I’m reading, so I mention a book on Benjamin Franklin, by Stacy Schiff, I’ve just reread. Minnie … Continue reading

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You Can Take The Girl Out Of The Model, But Not The Model Out Of The Girl

11:00 A.M.  I’m at a casting in midtown for an osteopenia drug. No, it’s not penis related. It’s the last stop, the green room, for osteoporosis. Where did the glamour go, I ask you? I’m surrounded by women in all … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Epstein Pantangeli

Frank Pantangeli, for those of you who aren’t Godfather 2 fans, after being coaxed, slit his wrists in a bathtub so he wouldn’t have to testify against his cronies in court. First of all, I’m not fond of controversial posts … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week…August 8

I’m in a doctor’s office seated across from a pretty preteen reading a hardcover book. I’m pleased by this since, rather than glued to a phone, she’s immersed in a page. She’s still waiting when I’m about to leave, so … Continue reading

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Smug as a Bug in a 6 by 8 Cell

Smug…having or displaying an excessive pride in oneself. Haughty and conceited, self-important and selfish, strutting like a peacock preening its feathers. I read that Bernie Madoff, the most famous swindler on the planet, has petitioned our dear President for an … Continue reading

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The Grace Kelly of Architecture

It’s right before sunup as I walk down Lexington, just me and a lone can-man collecting his wares. I walk this early since the city is under siege with hardhats and jackhammers, peace no longer a given where I live, … Continue reading

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A Flat Fourth of July

Despite our dear President’s tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue like a bad action film, the 4th seems to be down several quarts; poignancy commemorating freedom on the lam. Makes me think of Teddy, our 26th President, when he sent the … Continue reading

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Stand Up For Your Writer

I write by ear, therefore make many mistakes, grammatically and then some. It doesn’t mean I’m a bad writer. This took me a long time to learn. People love to make you feel inept and stupid because according to the … Continue reading

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