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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
I’m on the Staten Island Ferry, a New York treasure, writing on a napkin, a well-worn copy of Pete Hamill’s, Downtown, nestled in my lap. It’s one of the books I read once a year, along with Pride and … Continue reading
I love this expression, apparently a favorite of John Kennedy’s in essence, his way of saying, let’s suit up and show-em what we got. OOH, such a masculine mix of words now obsolete since they’d be considered inappropriate and more … Continue reading
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