Category Archives: History

To Vote for Whom…That is the Question

  The 2020 Presidential Potato Sack Race, my new name for it since, it does have a country fair feel to it, (don’t you think?) has brought my cynicism to new heights. Think Gulliver in a stretch class. I’ll start … Continue reading

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A Spring Rain

It was a misty drizzle when I went for my run, Mother Nature looking as though she was just in her slip. The temperature, in the high 40s, gave a glimpse of what’s to come, urging me to be hopeful, … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant and The Kennedys

The crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others a week ago today, made me think of two similar accidents. John Kennedy Junior’s fatal flight in 1999, and his uncle, Ted Kennedy’s, in 1964, en route to Springfield, Massachusetts to … 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 New Year’s Promise

I find when I call changes I’d like to make in the coming year, resolutions, they never pan out. But a promise, after all, is a promise, even if it’s only to yourself. I’ve decided, I’m going to be happier. … Continue reading

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Impeaches and Cream

The only thing President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment did for me, was ignite my history, since he now shares the Big Kahuna of congressional admonishments with two other men: Andrew Johnson, our 17th President by default, and William Jefferson Clinton, … Continue reading

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A Patriot Without a President

So, Michael Bloomberg, to quote Teddy, is tossing his hat in the ring, and I for one am glad. He was my neighbor for many years before and after he became Mayor of New York, so I got to observe … 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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Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

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The Few and Far Between

I always marvel at the people one meets who are more than willing to help you. It’s rarely who you’d expect to step up to the plate on your behalf. I’m in an area of Brooklyn I’ve never been before, … Continue reading

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