Yearly Archives: 2020

We took a trip to New York City in early 2019, after which I assembled a set of photos and soundbites I captured during our visit.  I had intended to post these last year, but events transpired.  Publishing these now, post-George-Floyd and mid-pandemic, makes me feel like I’m burying and unearthing a time capsule at the same time.

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Along East 57th Street

I love Milano!”

Are you in the fashion industry?”

Paley Park, East 53rd Street

Don’t worry, I’m not going to fall, I promise!”

Aquavit, A-Q-U-A-V-I-T.  It’s a famous place.  I think you would like it.”

Sax Fifth Avenue

You guys are in separate bedrooms?  Thank goodness for small favors!”

Oh, she’s never been away from him more than two days her whole life.”

Organ in St. Patrick Cathedral

The Italians have very, very small penises, ma’am.”

Other than my gifts to my assistants, what else is deductible?”

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Catching Breaths
The winter took my breath
and turned it to romantic frost
a chilled cloud of celebration
in that season's cheerful air

The spring, though, held its breath
and warned me, mind my every step
lest some adverse inhalation
play havoc with my heart

The summer now feels my breath
and recoils from my unmasked mist
my damp risk-laden emanation
the who knows awful what

The fall...
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Trump Rally P.A. SystemActually, the competence switch hasn’t worked since day one.

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