America.

I spotted this sign-bearing individual outside the Trump Tower today, scene of a rally in which a...

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Radishes Redux

Exactly ten years ago today I took this picture of some radishes. Joy was felt throughout the...

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Limericks

to a fallen pretender of fame came ugly suggestions of blame a life sent to hell a knife lent to tell that the winners do not play the game control of the hovering blame is graced by a cigarette shame an empty motel a...

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A Waltz I Think I Wrote, But Not Sure

These two takes of the same short piece are from December, 2004. I find nothing else on them, but feel reasonably confident this is something I could have written. If you the composer to be someone else please let me know....

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The Road to Covid Corner

I made it out to Calvary on Sunday. Normally this would not be especially exciting or even remarkable. But Calvary has been closed to the public for about two months as the workers there handle the influx of burials from the...

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Ancora, by Ludovico Einaudi

Just messing around with this piece by a composer new to me. Ludovico Einaudi’s Ancora is an often played piece by the Italian composer. My rendering is not perfect, and the pageturns can be an irritant, but this is...

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Human Sacrifice In Your Pajamas

A small plague of rock concerts briefly invaded boxes of cereal produced at a Long Island manufacturing facility last week. Supervisors at the Jolly Bootstrap plant in Glen Cove briefly suspended production of their signature...

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Found Some Old Mendelssohn Recordings

I think these are from 2004. The “Duetto” is among my favorite of Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words”. To me it creates the illusion that 2 people are playing at the same piano. Mendelssohn - Song...

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Spambots Attacked Stuff I Forgot I Ever Wrote

BEGIN THE CHRISTIAN NEWS People standing around the Freedom Tower saw savage nudity suddenly arise with 30% more warheads, home-based isolation, and occasional fog attacks against the United Nations. “That’s isolation for $50”,...

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From an Email to a Friend

I went back to Calvary. Seeing actual burials of Covid-19 victims seemed ghoulish at first, or needlessly moribund. I changed my mind. From quarantine it can start to feel like none of this is really happening. I know a...

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Finally Sold a Domain Name

I had not sold a domain name in over 20 years. I won’t say which one, and the net amount of money is not even worth bragging about. But I’ll take what is basically free money. The website at this particular domain...

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Reality Beckons

I should not be surprised, but it still felt unexpected to encounter the grim vision I spotted...

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Midtown Shutdown

I wrote this postal ramble not because my thoughts have much merit but as a stress release. It worked. Thanks for reading.

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From an Email to an Old Friend

It’s not been that long and people are seriously showing some agita. Until now there’s been an air of “we’re all in this together” but New York is too full of complaining, entitled, selfish,...

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From When Women Used To Send Me Their Poetry

Remembering how I used to exchange poems with strangers. This is from a college student, November 1994. mark, haven't seen you around in awhile :( i'm hoping that sometime you will send me another poem or a story or something, i...

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E-Mail to Robert Helps, 1992

Dear Bob, Hello. How are you doing? I was thinking of you last night when I ordered a Cape Codder at Kennedy’s Restaurant & Bar on West 57th Street. They made it exceptionally strong, I think, which may have...

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Farah Al Qasimi

I saw this on the side of a bus shelter and thought wtf kind of display advertisement is this?...

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WhatWhat

Being careful, and being ridiculed by strangers for it. Fuck you. I cough on your face. But...

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Disk Cleanup

I spent much of the afternoon deleting gigabyte after gigabyte of redundant content, left over as a byproduct of several server moves, content management system switches, domain name changes, etc. It is tedious and thankless...

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Industry

Sometimes I find evidence of work performed, industry exerted, and mental ignition lit over...

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Force of Nature

Here’s audio I made describing a woman I spotted while talking on a payphone yesterday. She paced back and forth outside a doughnut shop, drinking from a bottle of beer she carried in a black bag. She had a steely,...

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Family Tree

The family was having a good old time when dad decided to bring things down to earth by reading the family tree. He had a late-life interest in genealogy, suddenly becoming best friends with distant cousins he had never...

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Indent

The red-inked bloodbath teacher in these scans, Ruth Allyn, is, as far as I know, the only person...

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