Tag Archives: The Statue of Liberty

A Flat Fourth of July

Despite our dear President’s tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue like a bad action film, the 4th seems to be down several quarts; poignancy commemorating freedom on the lam. Makes me think of Teddy, our 26th President, when he sent the … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Say Cheese

It’s 7 a.m. as I walk from west to east after running two miles, cutting across the park to sprint the rest of the way home. I see something very green up ahead moving at a steady pace. Imagine a … Continue reading

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I Believe In Ferries

I had a job in Staten Island, opting to self-report, sailing at dawn feeling like Sinbad the Sailor. I’ve written many times about the Staten Island Ferry, how wonderful it is and the best deal in town, since it’s free. … Continue reading

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Yellow Journalism

The headline stopping me in my tracks… Donald Trump says, IF ELECTED HE’LL GET RID OF SOCIAL SECURITY. So I did what I always do when I’m about to go into cardiac arrest, I called my pal Ed. “Can he … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired Your Poor And Your .223 Caliber Smith and Wesson M-15s

My essay, Is Terrorism Becoming The Norm, caused quite a stir.  After writing over 1200 blog pieces none have ever gleaned as many comments. Some came in peace and some heavily armed.  It’s America after all so I try not … Continue reading

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When Late Is Great

I missed the boat for real the other day. Had a job on Staten Island expected to meet a magazine crew on the ferry at 7:45. I thought it was 8:30, so when I got to the terminal, no one … Continue reading

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Hot Dog

No, this isn’t about a dashing dachshund I met, it’s about the hotdog from hell I never should have had. I’m here with my stomach in a sling asking myself, Susannah, what possessed you? It all started when I was … Continue reading

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Statue of No Limitation

‘The Statue of Liberty’ had a big birthday this past Friday and I have to say she looks great for 125. When you think she made her New York debut on the 28th of October, 1886 she has held up … Continue reading

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