Tag Archives: 2013


The 2013 Christmas season had been a disaster on 47th Street. Back in the 1990s I usually sold close to a quarter of a million in jewelry and my commissions provided a healthy six-month cushion for the winter, however in 2013 my sales from Thanksgiving to the Winter Equinox totaled less than $25000. After Xmas […]

WCBS Labor Weekend Top Ten

WCBS listeners voted for their Top Ten Songs The list results came as no surprise as the station’s base is mostly older white men. 1.) BROWN EYED GIRL Van Morrison 2.) HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles 3.) SHEREE The Four Seasons 4.) HEY JUDE The Beatles 5.) SWEET HOME ALABAMA Lynyrd Skynyrd 6.) YOUR SONG Elton […]

Tough Year for the Green

The Boston Celtics are a storied team in basketball. No NBA franchise has won more championship and suffered fewer losing seasons. Last year Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Brooklyn Nets to complete the break-up of the Big Three. “This is my team,” Rajon Rondo declared to the Boston media, except the […]

2013 Darwin Awards

2013 Yes, it’s that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us. Here Is The Glorious Winner: 1. When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only […]

The End Of Ice

Last night I came home to listen to the Bruins-Blackhawks Stanley Cup game on WBZ. My other choice was to view the sixth game at my local sports bar Mullanes, but I was exhausted after a long day of swinging a sledge hammer. Accompanied to bed by a ‘Gansett beer, I heard the game seesaw […]