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Literary Hair in New York and Pittsburgh

by 05/04/2017
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

The writer asks: how should a writer look at literary events? (IS THAT A PUN?)

You’re Out of the Night

by 06/17/2016
Neighborhood: Flushing, Lower East Side, Queens, Uncategorized

I didn’t tell Dull that I wondered what I was doing with my life as I sat in my windowless, air-conditioned classroom—when I began to understand that a break year meant not really being at home anywhere.

My Damn Love Affair

by 01/18/2016
Neighborhood: All Over, Uncategorized, Upper West Side

The New York of the 80’s was not a town that met you halfway. It really didn’t give a damn what happened to you.

Is My Arched Spine Still Pretty?

by 01/15/2016
Neighborhood: East Village, Manhattan, Uncategorized, Union Square

Right after it was done I wanted to try again, as if already I was searching for some way for him to give me more than he could.

Bed Bugs and Rolling Stones

by 01/11/2016
Neighborhood: Uncategorized, Upper West Side

The house phone in my room often rang in the middle of the night. I’d answer hoping to talk to someone but there was never anyone there.

Panic at Beth Israel

by 11/08/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

The air was thick. The blonde EMT had a blank stare. He looked at me a beat too long and I realized that even in a hospital you aren’t safe.

Good Eye

by 02/20/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

It’s the middle of the season and my son won’t swing at the ball. Jesse is seven and this is his third year playing league baseball.

Smartphone

by 02/18/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

So, Martin's phone on one hand was keeping him young, and connected, but on the other, collecting the names of the dead

Al Pimsler: A Man’s Men’s Illustrator

by 01/20/2015
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

The class was Fashion Drawing. Waiting for us behind the partition was a model, often male. Waiting in front was our instructor.

The Last Winter Dance Party of America

by 12/15/2014
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

It’s 1957, and the three of us, Jacky,Vinnie from 19th Street, and me, are doing this Brooklyn strut sort of a walk down Eastern Parkway.

Exhaustion, Faith, or Madness

by 12/12/2014
Neighborhood: Jackson Heights, Queens, Uncategorized

As I wander about in a drowsy daze trying to find it, I take in some interesting sights that get me thinking about the meaning of “diversity” – that superficial buzzword often associated with this neighborhood.

Library Meditations, 8am

by 11/18/2014
Neighborhood: Manhattan, Uncategorized, West Village

...who must wonder where you go every morning; why on Earth you are not still in bed like everyone else is your age.