Monthly Archives: October 2012

We Deliver

The US Post Office motto of ‘Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds’ was lifted from Herodotus’ account of the Persian Empire’s postal system of horse relays ‘It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, [...]

Yikes Land Shark

This photo from New Jersey appeared on Facebook. It might not be photoshopped, but judging from the height of the doorhandle I calculated that the sandshark is a 2-3 footer cruising the shallow floodwaters. He must be looking for a Micky Ds.

Sandy’s Aftermath Day 1

This morning the East Coast woke up to the havoc of Hurricane Sandy. Reports of widespread destruction are just hitting the media. New Jersey bore the brunt of the storm’s landfall, while Lower Manhattan was deluged by 13-foot high tides. Power is out for millions from Virginia to New England, as the remnants of the [...]

Whence Comes the Storm

In 1978 I lived on East 10th Street with my girlfriend, a hillbilly from West Virginia. The bedroom of our 3rd floor apartment was situated on the airshaft. An actor friend lived on the 5th floor. Every night the building shivered with the screams of a woman in orgasm. This cascade of cries of ‘oh [...]

So Far So Good Hurricane Sandy

Florida was spared a hurricane season and earlier this week my Palm Beach comrade hit the beach to enjoy the outer winds of Hurricane Sandy. Alison was surprised to be caught by the local newspaper photographer and even more agogged by the photo hitting the front page. Sandy was sunny in Florida. Not so in [...]