Subway Diary #3: Life Underground in the Age of Corona

Subway Diary #3: Life Underground in the Age of Corona

This certainly isn’t an entry I could have imagined writing as the third installment of my Subway Diary--an ode to my love of the New York City subways. But what a difference a few weeks can  make— and not just for Joe Biden and Bernie. The heretofore...

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Subway Diary # 2: The Underground Banjo Player

Subway Diary # 2: The Underground Banjo Player

This is the second in a series of Subway Diary entries: snapshots of life’s noteworthy experiences underground in NYC. The events described here took place in late January as I zig-zagged my way around Manhattan on crowded subways before COVID-19 restricted my ability...

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Books That Moved Me – Part ll

Books That Moved Me – Part ll

Back in 2016, with a lot of time on my hands while recovering from a bone marrow transplant, I posted a list of favorite books after a friend suggested that we exchange lists of books that had “moved us.” With one exception, I get all the books I read from a small...

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Subway Diary #1

Subway Diary #1

A lot of people these days bitch about our New York City subways--with reason. The MTA’s finger-in the-dike campaign to repair our antique system continually scrambles the system and peoples’ lives: They’re late for work; they can’t get home when they’re weary after...

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New York’s Parole Process Is In Need Of Repair

New York’s Parole Process Is In Need Of Repair

You may have read the cover article in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine about the quest for parole by James Morgan, a man serving a life sentence in California. If not, I would recommend it...you can read it here.The article provides an important overview of the...

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Transitioning – Boomer Style

Transitioning – Boomer Style

When I ask friends what they’re up to these days a startling number of them tell me they’re “transitioning”– or thinking and worrying about it.

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