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I opened my front door to see the familiar arrow swooshing toward me on a sizable box, as a question mark thought-bubble rose to meet the falling autumn leaves. I … Continue reading

June 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

This End Up – a poem

You once told me you’d end up in a cardboard refrigerator box under an overpass. “Oh Neil” I laughed. You loved to make me laugh.   You tucked me in … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

Bert Sommer — Shindig! Issue #94

There he was again—the tall, gangly kid with the tangled mop of hair, his floppy sneaker laces dragging around the stage as The Vagrants set up. What was he, 16? … Continue reading

September 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

R.I.P. Lord & Taylor

Learning of the imminent closing of Lord and Taylor’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue caught me off guard at a time when I am numbly beginning to acclimate to the … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · 8 Comments

Going to Jail – Part 3

D. approaches me with the air of someone who has acclimated to the harsh boundaries that have redefined his life these nearly two decades behind razor wire and bars. A … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · 3 Comments