Calvary and the Kosciuszko

Just a springtime jaunt to Old Calvary en route to the relatively new Kosciuszko Bridge and its pedestrian/bike path. Unlike other bridges in NYC, which can feel rickety and shaky from the force of vehicular traffic, the...

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Apology Line Podcast: Reviews Are In

If reviews are credible it looks like Wondery really blew it with its “Apology Line” podcast. Such an incredible opportunity to mine an ocean of content… I listened to not one minute of the Apology Line...

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One of the Random Things I Love About Cemeteries

Where else would you find, in the same room, Charles Atlas, John Gotti, and Mario Cuomo? Nowhere. Such a strange juxtaposition of individuals, but that’s a cemetery for you. I was not intending to stake out famous people...

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Back at Calvary Again (Video)

I went out to find the site of the only person I knew in life to be buried at Old Calvary. I found her. Some notes follow. 0:01​ – Talking about anxieties and such that I used to feel about cemeteries where I felt I had no...

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Walkers Walk.

Staring into space today. No thoughts, just a calm numbness in which time is wasted. Cannot focus on one thing over another. Presently I am processing 3 stramble videos from the past days. Stramble? you ask? A word I coined...

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She Got It

These new Covid-19 variants are not playing games. 1500 deaths per day nationwide, more than 9/11, but few seem to care that anyone can get it, however retentive and vigilant they might be. Not enough spectacle, I guess. Not...

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Screaming Empty Space

I woke up, barely, thinking I needed to pee. Guess I did not have to go too bad, as I went right back to sleep. I dreamed that I had gotten up to pee but the toilet was gone, with no trace of it ever having been there. I...

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Can’t Stop Accumulating

This is the third day in a row I woke up thinking I’d buy a 7-day unlimited MetroCard and spend the week bolting all over town. I do this a few times a year. Today I planned to canvas parts of Throgs Neck and neighboring...

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Dream Scream

At present I am watching video of myself sleeping. Listening, actually, more than watching. I woke up screaming from a dream last night, and I am curious to hear what it sounded like. In the dream someone pulled a knife on me. I...

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Tested Again

I got tested again for Covid-19 yesterday. I remain negative, and had no reason to expect otherwise, save for the fact that I went to the first bar I’ve gone to in three years last week, and it was a somewhat crowded and...

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Don’t Know What That WYZE Spam Was

Somehow a post-by-email bit I sent at 5:07am got posted and posted and posted over and over. I don’t know what the hell that was but if anyone’s RSS feed got spammed with that please accept my apologies. It looks...

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Poke Poke

Once in a while I poke around this website, following the related content links to stuff from a decade ago, or from last week. Technically this site has elements of the wasteland that becomes any site after 25+ years. Broken...

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To Flushing

Favorite MTA hack is taking a subway one way and, within two hours of swiping the MetroCard,...

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Fixed

It took a while for me to realize that the postings from my cell phone were not going through. The Postie WordPress plugin’s debug screens returned nothing useful, just an unhelpful message saying there was a...

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Rhombus!

What can you do with a rhombus? Well for starters you can turn it into a square. You can make it rectangle. You can turn to into a circle, a star, a fraction, a quadratic equation. You can do anything with a rhombus.

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Astoria Go Boom

No one was hurt but a lot of people were shaken up by a series of explosions on Broadway near 31st Street in Astoria yesterday. I heard one explosion from about 2 blocks away and even from that distance it shook my innards. The...

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