Category Archives: Politics

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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Best Story of the Week…November 21

Inspired by one of Sorryless’s Heroes of the Week, a policeman who, rather than give a young mother a summons for not having car seats for her kids, she said, she couldn’t afford, bought them for her. This is what … Continue reading

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Zip the Lip

Some people live by the sword, I, 12 Step Slogans, zipping the lip in my top ten. What does it mean? Shut the fuck up if you know what’s good for you because the minute you engage about anything confrontational, … Continue reading

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But Who Asked Me?

As we know, the well-to-do love buying things, and that includes the 4-legged they leave behind on weekends since, according to Muffy, Socrates doesn’t do well in the country. So the maid, they overpay to ease their guilt, stays at … 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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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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Sentimental History

There are so many poignant stories that aren’t mainstream, reminding us that we all possess humanity in one way or another. I’d like to share eight tender tales of lore, five about U.S. Presidents. Theodore Roosevelt wore a ring with … 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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