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May Day 2017

‘re lucky you have a job.” “He was right in some ways, only because everyone around the world was a wage slave grinding out a subsistent living. Years ago unions protected the workers. The bosses fought the 40-hour week, the end to child labor, and other workers’s rights as was to expected from the filthy […]

May Day

May Day 2015 I was sitting at my desk in the Fort Greene observatory. I knew today was an important labor holiday, but I wish that I was working and said so yesterday to my old boss from the Diamond District. “I wish I could give you a job, but there’s no business,” apologized the […]

Thanksgiving At The 169 Bar

The 169 family celebrate Thanksgiving Day. A shout out to Papa Charles Hanson. The father of the clan. Thanks to the whole crew. You make the world a better place.

Liar Liar

This evening a friend accused me on lying. He was backing another friend’s accusation of my misrepresenting the truth in the telling a story about skating on black ice. Both said that I had claimed to have skated up 2nd Avenue after an ice storm had glazed Manhattan with black ice. Neither had ever worn […]

A Long Walk Into Year 66

Last year Chef Dave from 169 cooked a Memorial Day BBQ on his roof deck in Bushwick. I brought a bottle of Chardonnay. I ate hamburgers, hot dogs, and drank wine, Jagermeister, and tequila. Someone gave me a magic mushroom. It had a red cap. Another handed me a marijuana gummie. I did them all […]