Tag Archives: Frank Sinatra

Woman of Steel

My favorite New York City landmark is the Brooklyn Bridge, who I’m pretty sure is a lady. You would too if you saw her at night all lit up in her evening clothes. She’s a mother figure as well, since … Continue reading

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Good Copy

I’m sitting in a cafe writing on a legal pad, when I notice a well-heeled woman staring at me from across the room. Do I know her from somewhere, I wonder, my memory lately doing the hula. She starts walking … Continue reading

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Good Writing

I’m reading essays by journalist, Pete Hamill, a favorite writer of mine.  If I had picked up, Piecework, earlier, it would have led my latest reading list. Compiled in 1996, I recall reading this collection then, but his writing has … Continue reading

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You’re Such A Baby

I am stopped in my tracks three ways…when I see someone in need, a dog in my midst or a baby I just can’t resist. Do you think I should shave? I keep tellin him he needs a trim. Where … Continue reading

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On The Books

I just reread a little book Pete Hamill wrote in 1998 called ‘Why Sinatra Matters‘ that was even better the second time. It opens up at P.J Clarke’s saloon, a New York landmark, where Frank is holding court at a back … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – June 2013

When I think I used to breeze into Bemelmans every day rather than my new regime of once a month, I can hardly believe it. If I still had those Visa bills I could wallpaper the bathroom with my extravagance … Continue reading

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From Here To Eternity

“Out of the tree of life, I just picked a plum You came along, and every thing’s starting to hum… Still it’s a good bet, the best is yet to come.” I can see myself, all of 4, perched on … Continue reading

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Here’s Johnny

I watched a 2 hour documentary on www.pbs.org called Johnny Carson: King of Late Night that I highly recommend.  The footage of the Tonight Show alone is worth the time well spent. Seeing a young Ellen De Generes, Jay Leno, David … Continue reading

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Dueling Toupees

Before I go into my latest tale let me just say for you men out there, I don’t mind a bald head since I much prefer one to a hairpiece that looks as if it was shot on safari. That … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Vito Corleone Request

I love the beginning of The Godfather when Connie and Carlo get married watching it faithfully at least once a week; however the minute Tom Hagen lands in California, I rewind. Up to that point everyone seems to be having … Continue reading

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