Sunset in Iraq. March, 23 2003.
This was the first time the sun set on me while inside Iraq during the American invasion of the country in 2003. It was the moment I realized that “this shit is really happening” and it might be the first day of the last leg of my journey through life. Thankfully, it wasn’t.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
It was the first thing I learned how to cook, standing at my grandmother’s stove on 14th Street in Manhattan, and it’s still one of my favorite meals. It’s simple, made with just two buttered pieces of bread and American cheese. It’s quick, ready in about 10 minutes. It’s filling, able to stand in for…
Hither came Conan…
Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet. Robert E. Howard, The Phoenix on the Sword, 1932
An unfinished post about COVID-19 from April 1, 2020
This is something that I started writing on April 1st of 2020 but never turned into a full post. I think it was shortly after this that I started working full time for the 2020 Census and I got sidetracked. It’s nothing unusual, but still interesting to see what I was thinking about back then,…
Union Square Park, #Manhattan , #NYC. 2011.
Granted, I don’t go out as much as I used to when I was in college, but Union Square looks more alive in this photo than I’ve seen it in years.
A late birthday gift from my Mom.
I had COVID-19 on my birthday, so we just got together today and had burgers at @habitburgergrill. They rarely disappoint and today the burger was excellent. I also appreciated the card, which was very thoughtfully written and looks amazing. Thanks, Mom!
Using Plain Language, Politics, and Abstaining When Appropriate
But sometimes it’s really hard to not say something, isn’t it? Especially when you’re in a group and you want to contribute something to the conversation to indicate that you’re participating, so you just throw some random comment out there and, a moment later, you realize that what you said sounded out of place, or…
Caught by the Willis Ave Swing Bridge
Two weeks ago, I was on my way home when I realized that the Willis Avenue Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx is built to let ships through. It actually rotates on a central post, which is even more interesting than a drawbridge, and as annoyed as I was by the added travel time, at…
And then the day came,when the riskto remain tightin a budwas more painfulthan the riskit tookto blossom. Anaïs Nin
Jellycat is a UK brand that ships to the US. They have a lot of fun stuffed figures. We saw them for the first time in Strand Bookstore in Manhattan. They stood out for their quality. They have everything from axolotls to beans. If you’re looking for a gift, it’s definitely worth checking out. I…
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