Tag Archives: New York City Fire Department


I’m standing at my front window taking notes watching a fire across the street. Not only is it terrifying, it’s incredibly entertaining. I know, what a thing to admit, but haven’t you heard, candor is the new black. Four trucks … Continue reading

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September 11th, Fourteen Years Hence

I feel a tremendous need to commemorate this day unlike many who wish to forget it.  And it’s not as if I don’t understand why…I do.  It was a God awful day, especially for a New Yorker. Our country changed … Continue reading

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Alarmed At 3 A.M.

I get up early, but 3 o’clock is even a bit too soon for me, especially during this Arctic weather we’re having since my heat barely comes up before 7. The last thing you want is to have to get … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing

Saturday morning on my way to get my nails done I ran into Johnny Mac. Who might that be? One of the bravest, kindest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. It was the oddest thing since I had … Continue reading

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9/11/2001 Solemnity Interrupted

     We must never forget…. I live right near the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, and on the night of September 11th I went there to see if there was anything I could do: answer phones, comfort someone, that sort … Continue reading

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