Category Archives: brooklyn

General Tso’s Blizzard

Prior to Christmas of 2010 my younger sister insisted on my spending the holiday with her in Boston. She was worried about my head, since our beloved father had passed away in November and my wife and kids were on the other side of the world in Thailand. “I don’t want you to be alone.” […]

Tis the Season BET ON CRAZY

My boss at the diamond exchange hailed from Brownsville, one of the toughest neighborhood in Brooklyn and those streets bred its own language. For years Manny greeted Christmas shoppers to his diamond store with the phrase ‘there is no season for giving’. His son Richie Boy tried on many occasions to explain that he was […]

102 For Linford

This evening I stopped into Frank’s Lounge. The venerable owner was in the corner. “I heard you said Linford is gone.” The old Jamaica has returned to the Blue Mountains in the Here-After. “Yeah, I heard it from a bartender on Myrtle Avenue.” “He drank over there.” “The bartender was cute.” “Cute as Rosa.” Frank […]

RIP Linford

Another chink of Brooklyn gnu to the Here-After. Linford, I knew him from Frank’s Lounge. A good man and a gentle Jamaican. RIP. foto by Shannon Greer

Goodbye Columbus Day

Before the arrival of Christo Columbo in 1492, the New World was filled with empires, confederations, republics, city-states, and tribal lands. These diverse peoples represented a broad scattering of cultures. The population of the two connected continents has been estimated by modern historians to be approximately twenty-five million people from the Bering Straits to the […]