Category Archives: violence

Urban History

I didn’t go to college, therefore when I tell a historical tale, it’s without pedantic bells and whistles. But what better way to learn, I say, and a lot more interesting to decipher what you read in your own words. … Continue reading

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Revelations

I dreamt of Bill Hicks last night, a rarity these days. When he first past in 1992, he visited frequently, now not so much. He was on stage in a black hat, and all I remember was the word…REVELATIONS. I … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

I’ve just come back from watching protesters march down Fifth Avenue, a block from my house, rightfully outraged over the brutal death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, this past Monday. The crowd was mixed, meaning not just people of color. … 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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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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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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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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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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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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JFK Junior…Best Remembered

It was 20 years ago today, when John F. Kennedy Jr’s plane went down killing him, his wife Carolyn and her sister, Lauren Bessette. It was 56 years ago this coming November, when at the tender age of 3, he … Continue reading

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